Monkeys can be a source of prey. Poachers destroy gorillas, chimpanzees and other species in order to obtain exotic meat.
In 1996, a center was opened to help wild monkeys survive, called Ape Action Africa.
One of its inhabitants managed to surprise the employees of the organization.
The western lowland gorilla is named Bobo.
He has lived in the center since its opening, becoming practically the first ward.
Despite the fearsome appearance, the four-legged hero of our history is a peaceful guy.
The staff of the center loves the gorilla for its friendly disposition and ability to surprise others.
One morning, while making a round of wards, an employee of the center found a new friend next to Bobo.
Galago or bush baby is a small primate that a mighty monkey gently hugged to itself.
Galagos are nocturnal animals; during the day they prefer to hide in bushes.
How the baby ended up in the company of a gorilla is an open question, but the baby looked very happy with life.
Bush baby rode around the monkey’s body, and when other relatives became interested in him, Bobo made it clear that the bush baby is his friend.
The point is that Bobo is the leader in a troop of six gorillas.
Young monkeys claimed his place a few times, but Bobo actively held his position.
The gorilla played with a new friend for a couple of hours, and then placed the baby on one of the many trees that grow in abundance in this area.
The little bush baby left, just melted into the lush greenery.
Bobo felt a little sad, but quickly returned to a great mood.
Here is a story of friendship between a mighty beast and a tiny primate.