Too many gorillas are hunted down through illegal poaching often leaving baby gorillas orphaned.
When Bobga arrived at a wildlife center in Cameroon, Africa he was an orphan and so young he needed specialist care from the center’s nursery staff.
But for the man who rescued and cared for little Bobga he would be rewarded with all the love and hugs this baby gorilla could give.
An image of Bobga hugging the man who saved and cared for him while they both nap has been released and it’s a beautiful sight to see.
Limbe Wildlife Centre (LWC) has rescued thousands of needy animals who are the victims of the illegal wildlife trade. The baby gorillas that are rescued are usually orphaned because their mothers have been killеd for bush meat or kept as pets in unsuitable conditions.
The organization’s fundraising coordinator Laura Craddock captured the adorable moment the baby ape cuddled his carer Alvin Muma while they both took a nap.
“It is important for an orphan gorilla, like Bobga, to feel safe and secure with his caretaker and here these pictures capture tender moments of rest between Bobga and one of his dedicated caretakers, Alvin,” Laura told Caters.
The gorillas are offered a safe environment as well as plenty of stimulation to help with their rehabilitation.
“Bobga has a large, safe enclosure in which he stays and sleeps when he is not outside playing in the nursery,” Laura said. “Foraging, playing, learning social skills, stimulating curiosity, climbing and grooming all are crucial elements of his rehabilitation.”
Laura said LWC not only give needy animals a second chance but educate the local community on environmental protection and provide alternative employment to ex-hunting communities.
These poor animals have been through so much and yet their capacity to love knows no bounds. We can all learn a thing or two from Bobga.
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