This is the precious moment a baby orphaned gorilla is seen cuddling up to his carer after being rescued.
Bobga, the baby gorilla from Cameroon is being taken care of by the friendly staff at the Limbe Wildlife Centre’s nursery.
You can see how close Bobga has bonded with his caretakers, as he is seeing cuddling with carer Alvin Muma.
Bobga has a large and safe enclosure where he can hang out when he’s not playing in the nursery with Alvin or others.
Laura Craddock, Fundraising and Communications co-ordinator for the center says:
“It is important for an orphan gorilla, like Bobga, to feel safe and secure with his caretaker and here these pictures capture tender moments of rest between Bobga and one of his dedicated caretakers, Alvin.”
Here’s a video showing Bobgas daily care:
Day in the life of Bogba the gorilla
“Foraging, playing, learning social skills, stimulating curiosity, climbing and grooming all are crucial elements of his rehabilitation, as is the rest.”
“We provide a second chance to victims of the illegal wildlife trades, educate the local community on environmental protection and provide alternative employment to ex-hunting communities.”