Meet Terry the chimp who was ALONE in a Las Vegas Zoo for 20 years. She was rescued by Save The Chimps Sanctuary in Florida. Terry, pictured above, found in friend in a fellow chimp and he wont let go!
He met fellow chimp Jeannie at the sanctuary a couple of weeks ago, and as soon as they were introduced “they went to each other and hugged,” Molly Polidoroff, executive director at Save the Chimps sanctuary, told ABC News.
“It was an immediate affection,” she added.
The chimps’ “heartwarming” friendship was captured in a video that’s making the rounds on the Internet. The video shows the two holding hands and refusing to let go — even when Terry turns to lie down, he immediately stretches out his arm reaching toward Jeannie’s hand.
The Save the Chimps sanctuary is the largest chimpanzee sanctuary in the world. Make sure to share this story with everyone and lets raise awareness that wild animals belong in the wild!
More chimpanzees are expected to be rescued by sanctuaries in the coming years, according to Conlee, since all chimps, including those in captivity, were listed as endangered in the U.S. last year.