Staff at a wildlife sanctuary in Cameroon captured the touching footage.
The baby gorilla left without a mother hugged its caretaker with tenderness.
So much love and gratitude in the eyes of this baby.
A baby gorilla named Bobga was recently brought to the Limbe Wildlife Center in Cameroon.
Unfortunately, his mother fell into the hands of scammers selling wild animals, and miraculously managed to save the baby.
“We are giving victims of illegal scammers and animal dealers a second chance, teaching people to protect nature, and providing alternative employment for former hunters,” says the center’s coordinator, Laura Craddock.
In the pictures taken by the coordinator of the reserve, baby Bobga gently hugs his caretaker – Alvin Muma.
In such a difficult period, Bobga, like any other creature, most of all lacks warmth and support.
“It’s very important that lonely babies like Bobga feel safe,” continues the coordinator.
Charming Bobga lives in a spacious enclosure and plays in a special room for cubs.
Playing, learning social skills as well as foraging skills, stimulating curiosity, climbing trees, and grooming are all essential elements of a cub’s rehabilitation that staff do on a daily basis.