Staff Didn’t Know What Gorilla Was Holding, Until They Got Closer

According to the World Wildlife Foundation, gorillas share 98.3 percent of their DNA with humans. This means they are able to exhibit human traits such as high-level intelligence and deep emotions.

One particular gorilla caught the attention of staff working at a primate sanctuary when he started doing something unusual. When the staff got closer to him, they knew this was a story they had to share with the world.

This Is A Sanctuary Devoted To Helping Apes

Ape Action Africa is a wildlife conservation organization that rescues and rehabilitates apes. Their goal is to save primates from the dangerous and illegal bushmeat and pet trades. There are currently 280 rescued primates, including gorillas, chimpanzees, and monkeys, at Ape Action Africa’s Mefou primate sanctuary in Cameroon, Central Africa.

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Ape Action Africa
Ape Action Africa

Although they’ve definitely seen some unusual situations, a certain orphaned gorilla arrived at Mefou and the staff wasn’t prepared for what would happen next.