Chimps (along with Gorillas) are the most human like species on the planet. There is something about looking into the eyes of an animal at this level of awareness which fills us with a sense of recognition.
There is certainly no shortage of animal clips our here in the world wide web, but occasionally one stirs up a real emotional response and pulls on the heartstrings. This video is one of those unforgettable moments.
The chimp in this video is named Mama, and is she curled up refusing to eat or drink in her enclosure at the Royal Burgers’ Zoo in Holland when something beautiful happened.
At the age of 59, Mama’s life was coming to an end, and while peaceful she appeared conscious of this. Then, something amazing happens to awaken Mama’s spirit.
Please watch the the video yourself to see what unfolds when an old (human) friend she had not seen in awhile shows up to say goodbye:
The man in the video is biologist Jan van Hooff and had known Mama since 1972. Mama died 1 week after this video was taken.
This video is a testament to the conscious awareness of animals and could work towards changing the way we view captivity and our relationship with our animal friends. Please share this video!
I am Luke Miller the author of this article, and creator of Potential For Change. I like to blend psychology and spirituality to help you create more happiness in your life.Grab a copy of my free 33 Page Illustrated eBook- Psychology Meets Spirituality- Secrets To A Supercharged Life You Control Here