02 Mar '18, 8pm

Rescued chimp bonds with pilot | MNN - Mother Nature Network

Rescued chimp bonds with pilot | MNN - Mother Nature Network

A baby chimpanzee rescued from poachers was given a memorable flight to safety, courtesy of a pilot with Lwiro Primates and Virunga National Park. Mussa's flight away from poachers in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) was filmed and shared on social media by pilot Anthony Caere. It shows Mussa getting some flying tips from Caere, a little bit of grooming and then taking a quick nap on Caere's lap. The two make quite a pair. It's pretty much the most adorable thing. As Caere notes, however, the video is actually bittersweet. "This looks cute but is actually a sad story," Caere wrote in the caption for the Instagram video . "He should be with his mum. But happy we could give him a new good home!" Lwiro Primates emphasized this point in a Facebook post as well. "Rescues are always a mix of feelings...," the organization writes in the post, "happy because we are saving th...

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