It is said that humans and apes (Chimpanzees and Gorillas) share a common ancestor hence being the reason why there are so many similar traits between the two species. Chimpanzees can exhibit the same human emotions and can imitate human activities immediately. Pitbulls Bible evinces the longings of a 59 year old Chimpanzee for an old friend in her last days.
In Arnhem, Netherlands there is famous chimpanzee colony where ‘Mama’ was a social matriarch. She had performed the matriarchal role in her colony all her life but after turning grey she fell terribly ill. She began living dull and had accepted the fact that she’s living her last days.
Mama even refused taking any food or drink and was getting frail day by day. She coiled herself on a heap of fodder and stayed there in seclusion for long. Having heavy woeful eyes, she seemed an utterly forlorn figure.
But when Jan Van Hooff, her old friend and professor heard about this, he immediately came to his old research grounds to meet Mama. As the video shows, she finally takes a bite from Hooff’s hand and was eminently happy on recognizing her friend. They exchanged greetings and Mama’s gleeful expressions were back. It seemed like she had so much to talk about with her friend and kept caressing him with her tender hands.
And she nestled up in her cozy place again after eating a bit. Her expression of love is beyond any manifestation of words.