A heart-melting video of a baby chimp rescue goes viral just after it was uploaded by Lwiro Primates, a rehabilitation center and sanctuary for nearly 200 orphaned chimpanzees and monkeys. The clip shows tiny Mussa in the lap of a Virunga National park pilot Anthony Caere, who is flying the animal from Virunga National Park to safety with Lwiro. He helped save Mussa from poachers in the Congo this week, and the two bonded during the rescue flight. “Unfortunately his family is dead,” Lwiro wrote in a comment on Facebook. “We do not know how many, maybe only the mum, but most likely several members of his family were killed.” Also Read - Video of Crying Kid Telling Police Father Not to Go on Duty Goes Viral, Says ‘Bahar Corona Hai’
In the video, Mussa explores the cozy cockpit before settling down in Caere’s lap, where he plays with the throttle, is groomed by Caere, and gazes out at the lush greenery below. But the video drew as much attention for its bearded pilot as it did for the adorable chimp. It was partly the man’s gentle manner: He calms Mussa with a quiet “shh,” nuzzles and grooms the chimp and supervises as the baby touches a knob on the aircraft’s instrument panel. Lwiro uploaded a video and captioned, ‘Every rescue is an effort from a lot of people from different organisations who work together to save lives. It is a beautiful moment to see the result of everybody’s implication, in this case we save the life of Mussa. You can also be part of this team effort! You can contribute to Mussa’s rehabilitation by donating in our website: www.lwiroprimates.org or directly in the “donate” button on Facebook. Thanks so much! You are a very important part of our team ❤️.” (Also read: After Carpool Picture With Taimur Goes Viral, Here’s Another Unseen Click Of The Cute Inaaya Naumi Kemmu) Also Read - Viral Video: Doctors in Rajasthan Sing 'Chhodo Kal Ki Baatein' to Show Hope in The Times of Coronavirus
Watch the adorable video here:
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Mussa is being treated for intestinal parasites, but conservationists say he’s “playing and laughing,” which is a good sign. Caere will be able to visit his new friend in his new, safe home at the Lwiro Primates rescue and rehabilitation center.