This is one of those stories that shows just how caring and affectionate “animals” can be, perfectly capable of the same feelings and emotion that we are.
This story starts with a baby orphan chimp who’s mother died at a zoo, with one of the caretakers taking him home for a more intimate living space.
What was completely unpredictable was the relationship the chimp would quickly develop with the caretaker’s dog, the dog taking the chimp under her paw, accepting him as one of her own.
These pictures show just how remarkable their unique, loving relationship really is.
The chimp was instantly drawn to the dog, wanting to be close to her.
He would lay down and sleep with her.
Naturally, of course there was cuddling.
Cuddling with his new “brothers and sisters.”
Her being his new mommy, he would try to feed from her.
The chimp was accepted, he became one of their own.
She adopted him, he’s her child.
This dog gave the chimp the love he needed. The mother he needed.
These pictures really do say it all.
Animals certainly have motherly instincts – whether they’re human, dog, or dolphin.
They are absolutely capable of love and will open their hearts to those willing, motherly love as deep as any other.