We encounter interspecies animal partnerships all the time, and they never cease to warm our hearts.
The same may be said for this narrative.
The delicate and emotional interaction between a newborn gorilla and a young chimpanzee was captured by a photographer.
The two newborn apes were playing together, embracing, and generally being good friends when photographer Michael Poliza photographed the event.
We’ve seen newborn monkeys and tigers, puppies and tigers, and even a dog and an owl, and they don’t discriminate in any way.
They share an undeniably genuine and unparalleled love.
It’s tough to predict if the two will stay friends as adults. When gorillas become older and bigger, they can become quite territorial and violent.
They’re used to roughhousing each other, so it might be harmful for a smaller animal like a chimp.