Chimp gets so excited when reunited with couple who raised him

Tanya Edwards
Yahoo Lifestyle
Limbani hugs Jorge Sanchez. (Screengrab: YouTube)
Limbani hugs Jorge Sanchez. (Screengrab: YouTube)

Tania and Jorge Sanchez helped raise and care for a chimpanzee called Limbani his first few months before he moved to the Zoological Wildlife Foundation in Miami, and video of their recent reunion has garnered more than 14,000 views on YouTube.

The chimp was rejected by his mother and is now about 22 months old. He lives happily at the wildlife foundation and visits the family every few months, according to WSVN.

“They give him so much love and attention. He’s like part of the family,” president and director of ZWF Miami Mario Tabraue told WSVN. “He feels he’s part of the family.”

Because he was born with pneumonia, Limbani was rejected by his mother. However, the kind foster parents opened their hearts and home to help raise this member of an endangered species for the first few months of his life, giving him around-the-clock care.

“While they were taking care of him, he had pneumonia. He had to go to doctors, he had to have his nebulizer two times a day, and they did it all, and he got very bonded with them,” Tabraue said.

The chimps reaction when he sees his human “parents” shows that their hard work paid off.

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