Almost seven years after they took him in for care, chimpanzee Limbani still recognizes his foster parents and is very happy about the reunion.
The six-year-old chimpanzee Limbani had been rejected by his mother due to pneumonia immediately after his birth. At that time, Tania Sanchez and her husband Jorge had taken the little chimpanzee baby into their care and saved his life. On April 18, 2023, almost seven years after their time together, there was a touching reunion between Limbani, Tania and Jorge on the grounds of the Zoological Wildlife Foundation in Miami:
"When he arrived at the zoo, he was in terrible condition and in desperate need of round-the-clock care, which took advantage of Tania and Jorge Sanchez in addition to the owners Maria and Mario Tabraue," reports the Zoological Wildlife Foundation under its popular YouTube video. They volunteered to care for the baby chimpanzee in need "while receiving the necessary medication and life-saving treatment."
After the two animal-loving keepers had raised chimpanzee baby Limbani in the so-called critical early phase and nursed him back to health, he could be handed over to the care of the ZWF Miami, as CBS News reports. And obviously, he seems to have liked his sheltered childhood so much that Limbani still remembers it today and still sees both Tania and Jorge as his parents.
Chimpanzee Limpani still considers keepers to be parents
In the sugar-sweet video, Limbani can be seen jumping towards his foster parents in joyful anticipation. With the many joyful sounds, it is no longer possible to distinguish who is more happy – the humans or the chimpanzee. Tania and Jorge lovingly bend down to the height of Limbani, who jumps on Jorge's arms without hesitation.
But the excited ape also recognizes Tania immediately and hugs her immediately after greeting Jorge. His joyful grin on the shoulder of his human mom is priceless. He hugs her tightly while Jorge gives him a big kiss.
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After the initial excitement, the chimpanzee seems to become almost sentimental. He takes Papa Jorge by the hand and looks deep into his eyes, as if to say, "Come with me, I want to show you something." Then Limbani climbs onto a wooden pole and proves to his foster parents that he has grown up, grown up and become strong.
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The following compilations are full of love and affection: Limbani expresses his joy at the monkey-typical cries, gets extensive cuddles, wants to play and can't get enough of Tania and Jorge.
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In the comments, users note how much love can be felt between chimpanzee Limbani and his two foster parents:
- "This shows that these animals have a heart. Despite the image chimpanzees have, they still have a heart."
- "It's so nice that he remembers them and still has a strong connection with them. Monkeys are so similar to us and it's so cool to see that."
- "He's so happy to see ❤❤❤ his mom and dad again. Thanks to them and other keepers, he's here today and looks like a very happy chimpanzee!"
- "A wonderful reunion. 🥰 Limbani has so much love to give. 😘🤗✌️💖"
The video of the emotional reunion shows that chimpanzees are not only wild animals, but also the great similarity that exists between humans and chimpanzees – after all, this genus from the great ape family is the closest living relative of humans.