With a little bit of cooperation and teamwork, there's a new family in the Oklahoma City Zoo!
Ruben has been hand raised ever since her mother, Rukiya, died 24 hours after giving birth to him.
His father and surrogate mother mistreated him and Tampa's Lowry Park Zoo decided Ruben needed a change of scenery.
Enter the OKC Zoo, where surrogate mom Kito and alpha male Mwami are treating their new arrival with lots of love!
We love happy endings! Congrats on your new fam, Ruben!
Tags: baby, chimp, cute, inspiration, oklahoma city zoo, orphan, zoo
Sad…another case of apes on drugs…
Tori, an orangutan with a smoking habit in Indonesia has a new competitor in the disheartening practice of getting animals to act like humans.
A BABY chimp is now an alcoholic, thanks to people letting it drink beer on a regular basis.
We remind you, this is a BABY chimp!
And when you "try" to take the booze away from the little one, it goes ape shiz…
Tags: alcoholic, animal cruelty, chimp, drugs, drunk, health, sad, zoo
It's either that or he's really wants help escaping!
A chimpanzee finds himself in a hairy situation. There's a delicious cracker on the ground and he wants it BAD!
But there's a glass door in the way and he doesn't English.
Have no fear though, the chimp has a few tricks up his sleeves.
He knows British Sign Language!
Tags: chimp, clever, cracker, england, food, sign language, zoo
It's the RISE OF THE PLANET OF THE APES!
Two chimpanzees escaped their home and rampaged through their Las Vegas neighborhood.
Now, five chimps have escaped from the Hannover Zoo in Germany, terrfying patrons along the way.
No one knows how the chimps cheesed it yet, but a 5 year old girl was knocked down by one of the rampaging chimps.
Luckily, she walked away with only minor cuts on her face.
Tags: attack, chimp, crazy, escape, germany, hannover, wacky, zoo
A Las Vegas police officer was forced to kill a male chimp after it escaped from its cage Thursday morning.
The male, along with a female chimp, sprang free from their residence and began rampaging throughout the neighborhood
Tags: attack, chimp, las vegas, pets, police, sad
If it's your passion…you're going to take your bumps and bruises!
Andrew Oberle, a university student who was mauled by two chimps, is still under sedation but his father believes that Oberle will return to the Jane Goodall Institute.
Andrew Oberle, Sr., believes that if able, his son will continue his duties. The family has asked the hospital not to release his industries but early reports state he lost most of his digits.
Reports continue to state that Oberle entered a "no-go" zone and no one has seen the extent of his injuries outside the family.
We'll see if Oberle can pull through…
Tags: andrew oberle, attack, chimp, jane goodall institute, sanctuary
An American researcher got the scare of his life when two chimps decide to drag him through their enclosure.
The man was giving a tour at the Jane Goodall Institute Chimpanzee Eden in South Africa and the chimps grabbed his feet and
Tags: africa, attack, chimp, chimpanzee, crazy, jane goodall, jane goodall institute, scary