Chimpanzees Terry and Jeannie have only recently met, but they immediately forged a strong friendship. Jeannie was rescued from a medical laboratory and Terry from a small zoo, where he was all alone for 18 years.
In the video shared by Save the Chimps, the two reach out to one another and refuse to let go of each other’s hands. “Terry recently met Jeannie and they didn’t want to let go of each other’s hand,” writes Save The Chimps. The two chimps are now with Save The Chimps, a charity which provides sanctuary for chimps rescued from research labs, the entertainment industry and the pet trade.
Save the Chimps does wonderful rescue work, saving many chimps who have endured harsh circumstances, such as Iris, a 32-year-old chimp who was saved from a tiny, barren roadside zoo in Georgia.
Both Jeannie and Terry are new arrivals and can look forward to a well-deserved, enriched life after decades of captivity. Note: the video below may take a few seconds to load.
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See another inspiring video of when several rescued lab chimps see the sky for the first time here.