After being left alone, little Djibril consoled himself by hugging a stuffed monkey
This is the touching story of the little one Djibril, a baby chimpanzee who was abandoned by his mom when he was still too young to survive on his own. Fortunately, some volunteers from a sanctuary welcomed him and soon they would find him a foster mother. But in the meantime, he has found solace in one plush monkey. The photos and its history, of course, went around the world.
The western chimpanzee, a subspecies to which this wonderful cub belongs, is at serious risk of extinction. To divulge worrying data on the partial disappearance of these monkeys, it was directly the World Wildlife.
For this reason Djibril is a lot important. Through him could go of the survival of all its species.
His mother, Kika, had been rescued from a circus and lived inside the Malaga Zoo, in Spain. When she gave birth to Djibril, unfortunately her maternal instinct didn’t come out and she literally did repudiated.
Zoo staff immediately took care of the monkey, but they all knew that he needed such an adult to learn to live.
While everyone was looking for a suitable place and one adult female chimpanzee that she could become his adoptive mother, the little one lived in the zoo’s veterinary offices.
There, the staff gave him one plush monkey and he, like the good boy he was, has it hugged and there it has played very, very much. It was so sweet that the volunteers couldn’t resist and took pictures of it photo very tender. Photos then become viral on the Web.
The new life of Djibril
After some time, the turning point that everyone was waiting for finally came. In July 2019, the BIOPARK of Valencia, also in Spain, he gave his availability at the Malaga Zoo to welcome Djibril.
There the cub was first approached by a named chimpanzee Malin, who, however, has not shown interest in looking after him. Soon after, a female chimpanzee named Eva, welcomed the puppy providing him with protection and care.
Now Djibril lives happily in his own new house and with his new family. Did friendship with the other monkeys in the sanctuary and no longer has to worry about being alone.