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Dying Chimpanzee Refuses Food Until She Recognize Her Former Caretaker’s Voice

I can’t help but cry, this video is touching.

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The bond between humans and animals is unique in its own way. When a dying chimp refused to eat and drink, the caretakers tried so hard to feed her but to no avail.

Now, a footage emerged of the dying chimpanzee recognizing the voice of her former caretaker since 1972, Professor Jan van Hooff.

The chimpanzee named Mama was a former matriarch of the chimp colony at the Royal Burgers Zoo in Arnhem, Netherlands.

The sweet and sad video shows the friendship that has formed between the chimp and his old caretaker. They have known each other for 45 years.

Mama was first seen curled up in a ball as she lies on hay, with a sad expression and weak condition.

When Professor Hooff arrived, she did not recognize his voice at first.

When he started rubbing her and tried to feed her, she suddenly smiled, the biggest one seen in the video.

At last, she realized that it was the voice of her old friend and he’s there to see her for the last time as she was dying, sick and unable to eat. She smiled, hugged and touched the professor looking excited and happy.

After their sweet and heartbreaking last meeting, Mama has died a week later.


Prof. Hooff was a professor of behavioral biology at Utrecht University and co-founder of Mama’s chimp colony, the first one established inside a zoo in the 1970s.

Frans de Waal, a behavioral scientist said:

“She had an exceptionally strong and dominant personality so that no man who wanted to come to power could do so around her. She also brought consolation when there were tensions and mediated conflicts.”

“She will be sorely missed, also by me, because I have rarely seen such an admirable character in both humans and apes.”

This heartbreaking video is a true proof of the bond humans and animals have. Don’t forget to grab a tissue because this video is truly touching.

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Villagers Convinced Dragons Are Real After Discovering Mysterious 60-Foot Skeleton

In China, everything is possible. Even (and especially) giant flying reptile worms.

From time to time, the internet explodes with news of supposedly new “finds” involving strange beasts and other bizarre phenomena. Some of these unearthed discoveries include dual-headed animals, shapeless blobs, “aliens,” and strange creatures washed ashore from the deep.

In other cases, people are astounded when “evidence” of totally mythical beings suddenly make an appearance. Like the huge collection of bones Chinese villagers found in a field

Apparently, they appear to be the remains of a 60-foot-long animal.

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Woman Tests Limits of Pet-Friendly Motel by Checking In Her Horse

And they lived up to their promise.

Being a pet owner is serious business. It entails a lot of responsibilities and sometimes sacrifices. When traveling, for example, you can choose to leave your pet at home or in someone else's care, or you can find pet-friendly places and bring them along. This should be easy with your feline friend or your canine buddy, but what if your pet is a horse?

One woman named Lindsey Partridge was checking into the Super 8 motel in Georgetown, Kentucky when she overheard that a guest had a pet dog with her. Realizing the place was pet-friendly, she decided to test its limits.

Partridge was on her way to compete in the Retired Racehorse Project’s Thoroughbred Makeover competition when she stopped by the motel.

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21 Amazing Surrealistic Animal Drawings By A Dutch Artist

Surrealism at its finest.

Surrealism is an artistic discipline that merges fantasy and reality. For those who don’t know, Surrealism is a 1920’s cultural movement that involves unnerving, illogical scenes drawn very realistically. This may include strange creatures painted in a twisted way that often doesn’t make any sense.

Using this method, Redmer Hoekstra, an amazing artist from Netherlands, tried to incorporate animals in his fantastic drawings. Below are several of his artworks featuring animals, books, keyboards, vehicles, etc, merged in the most bizarre ways.

1. Elephant and human fused in the most bizarre way.

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