A heartwarming video is going viral on the internet showing a chimpanzee being reunited with its surrogate mother after spending the night under veterinary care at Rockhampton Zoo in Australia.
Three-year-old Gandali was bitten by a brown snake inside his enclosure at the zoo on September 5. According to the zoo, Gandali received immediate veterinary attention and was under observation overnight.
The baby chimp was reunited with its surrogate mother Samantha the next day before being reintroduced to the rest of the troop.
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According to a press release from Rockhampton Zoo, Gandali has made a full recovery.
“Gandali returned to Rockhampton Zoo this morning where he is slowly being reintroduced to the troop. He has already been reunited with his surrogate mother, Samantha, where they both run into each other’s arms, which was just beautiful,” Cr Rutherford said.
“This reintegration process will mean Gandali having one-on-one introductions with the chimps to allow troop dynamics to adjust, which is an important process when a chimp has left the troop and returned, even for a short period of time.
Rockhampton Zookeepers will be closely monitoring Gandali and the troop during this time.
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