59 y/o Chimp Is Sick And Refusing To Eat, Until She Recognizes An Old Friend That Raised Her

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There are some moments caught on camera that will just touch your soul and reduce you to tears. This is one of them.

Mama, a 59 year old chimpanzee, the oldest and the matriarch of world renowned chimp colony of the Royal Burgers Zoo in Arnhem, the Netherlands was gravely ill and nearing the end of her life.

Jan Van Hooff, emeritus professor behavioural biology at Utrecht University and co-founder of the Burgers colony, has known Mama since 1972.

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