Thank you for being my new daddy! Orphaned baby gorilla cuddles up to his carer after being rescued in Cameroon
- The baby gorilla, called Bobga, has been taken into the Limbe Wildlife Centre
- There, Bobga is being loved and cared for by staff at the centre’s nursery
- These pictures show he’s bonded with staff as he is seen cuddling with carer Alvin Muma
This is the adorable moment an orphaned baby gorilla cuddled up to his carer after being rescued in Cameroon.
The gorilla, called Bobga, has been taken into the Limbe Wildlife Centre, where he is being loved and cared for by staff at the centre’s nursery.
And these pictures show Bobga has definitely bonded with them as he is seen climbing into the lap of carer Alvin Muma.
Orphaned baby gorilla Bobga is pictured cuddling with carer Alvin Muma after being rescued
The centre’s Fundraising and Communications co-ordinator, Laura Craddock, who took the pictures, said Bobga has a large, safe enclosure that he stays in when not playing in the nursery.
But the 32-year-old, from London, said: ‘It is important for an orphan gorilla, like Bobga, to feel safe and secure with his caretaker and here these pictures capture tender moments of rest between Bobga and one of his dedicated caretakers, Alvin.
‘Foraging, playing, learning social skills, stimulating curiosity, climbing and grooming all are crucial elements of his rehabilitation, as is the rest.’
She added: ‘We provide a second chance to victims of the illegal wildlife trades, educate the local community on environmental protection and provide alternative employment to ex-hunting communities.’
Bobga has been taken into the Limbe Wildlife Centre, where he is being loved and cared for by staff at the centre’s nursery
These pictures show Bobga has definitely bonded with staff as he is seen cuddling Alvin Muma