Cute Baby Chimps Can't Stop Hugging Each Other
After a week apart, these two youngsters share a heart-melting hug when they are finally reunited. Cuteness overload!
Looking at society today, it’s hard to imagine that once upon a time we were just another part of the wilderness that stretched all across the globe. We were eating, sleeping, feeding and hunting right next to ones of the most fierce predators that ever existed. Humans have come a long way since then. We don’t know what might actually be the reason why we evolved into civilized animals, but the fact is that we have become so much different than the other species that our behavior is almost unrecognizable.
Whether you believe in the process of evolution, or you think that there was a greater power responsible for our existence in this place and time, you can’t ignore the fact that we definitely share some traits with other animals in the wild. In fact, there is one animal that we found out shares 99.6% the same DNA as us. While scientists thought that there is not much difference between Bonobo apes and chimpanzees, in 2012 they discovered that in fact there is.
Humans aren’t the only animals out there that can show emotions and create long lasting bonds with other members of their families. There are groups that are extremely loyal to each other and so tight-knit that it almost makes you wonder whether we are the ones that are civilized or them. This following footage is a prime example of the sense of belonging animals have.
This is the touching moment when two young monkey run towards each other only to share a warm, long embrace after spending a week apart. The clip, shows monkeys’ genuine affection for each other. Cuteness overload!
Watching this heartwarming footage we cannot help but notice how compassionate these animals are. However, this is not the only example of monkeys showing emotion. In another video, we witness the adorable moment a gibbon that was missing his mum was seen hugging a cat to keep warm.
The creatures live inside a temple in Phatthalung province, Thailand, where plummeting temperatures have brought on an unseasonable chill. The rescued monkey and the white cat - who regularly play together - huddled together to beat the cool winter air on Tuesday morning at the Wat Wihan Sung Temple. Onlooker Somjit Boon-on said the cat was named ‘’chew'' and the monkey was called ‘’toy’'
He said: ‘’The gibbon was cold and shivering. He doesn’t have a mother to keep him warm. He was rescued and taken to the temple after they had been separated or she was lost. He misses his mum. ‘’The cat lives at the temple and she has become friends with the gibbon. They play together. That day was cold and I saw them when the gibbon was embracing the cat to make themselves warmer.’'
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