Some animals seem to have a mothering gene. Female animals who have given birth to young know, by instinct, how to care for their babies. But, what about females that haven’t given birth to a baby? Do they still know how to care for little ones? Yes. Need proof? Read on! In Russia, a mother chimpanzee passed away.
One of the zoo employees took her baby home to take care of it. At home, was a big, female mastiff who had had a litter of pups not too long ago.
The tiny chimp fell for the dog the moment they met!
The dog readily accepted the baby chimp too! The chimp rarely leaves the dog’s side. Over time, the mother dog even grew fiercely protective of the chimp.
Who knew that this mother dog would be willing to care for a chimpanzee?