Unlikely Mom ~ Mastiff Adopts Baby Chimpanzee

When baby animals are abandoned by their moms in nature, we often see them attach themselves to an unlikely surrogate.

Nearly Two years ago, in one of the Russian zoos, a female chimpanzee for some reason abandoned her baby chimpanzee. When one of the employees of the zoo took the little chimpanzee home, it never crossed her mind that her dog, a mastiff, would become a mother for the orphan chimpanzee and treat the cute little baby as her own child.

The sweet chimp was photographed cuddling with the mastiff and her puppies.  And while it was pretty cute it was also sad to know that she won’t get that nurturing from her real mom.  Thankfully the mastiff was incredibly docile and didn’t mind all of the extra attention.