Playtime Helps Orphaned Infant Chimpanzee Bond With Surrogate Human Mother

An orphaned infant chimpanzee at Tacugama Chimpanzee Sanctuary bonded with his surrogate human mother in a video shared on September 12.

The sanctuary employee, known as “Mama P,” helps care for the newly rescued infants in similar ways that their mothers would in the wild, which includes some playful rough and tumble as shown in the video. The chimpanzee, named Flavour, appeared to enjoy the play but also took some comfort in the cuddles he was given by Mama P as well. Credit: Tacugama Chimpanzee Sanctuary via Storyful