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Baby Chimp Found Inside A Backpack Takes A Trip Through The Jungle To Find Freedom

Imagine your reaction if you were presented with a backpack by some kids, with goods for sale, and those “goods” turned out to be a baby chimp!

Well, this actually happened to a group of teachers visiting the remote villages of Cameroon two years ago. Baby Paula was, thankfully, bought by the teachers, then brought to a sanctuary called Ape Action Africa‘s Mefou Primate Sanctuary.

Paula needed around the clock care that the aid workers were happy to provide. As she gained strength, she also gained a family.

The Dodo

The Dodo

Paula met two other baby chimps, Larry and Daphne. Larry was rejected by his mother and became an orphan. Daphne’s story was a bit darker. She was found among ape body parts when traffickers were arrested. The tiny tot, at only four months old, desperately needed a second chance. And now she had one, and two new best friends.

The trio has formed a formed a beautiful, blended family. They climb trees together, groom one another and play!

The Dodo

The Dodo

A sad start at life is turning out to be the life a baby chimp could only wish for!

The Dodo

The Dodo

Watch as the three finally meet, after so much heartache. Their interaction is simply perfect!

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Julie resides in Northern New Jersey with her two kids, two dogs, cat and partner. She has two published books which make excellent trivets if you aren't a fan of poetry. She tolerates people but LOVES animals. If she isn't blogging, she's most likely cuddling with her pups, Paisley and Skyler.