Get ready for a cuteness overload! Chimpanzees are more like humans than you might think, as anyone who has watched Dawn of the Planet of the Apes will know. They can use tools, and they love their families, even when they’re not related by blood. Little Melody was abandoned by her mother, so the kind people at Save the Chimps gave her to another chimp couple to raise as their own.

Ron and April took her in without so much as a second thought. They play and climb together, and April carries little Melody around everywhere they go. April and Ron doted on her like she was their very own baby. Eventually, April and her adopted daughter, inspired by their mutual love of blankets, invented a new kind of chimp transport. April was always dragging a blanket with her, so it was an easy step to just place Melody on the end and make it a makeshift sled.Now, baby Melody can ride on her own version of a magic carpet as her adopted mama carries her across the sanctuary.

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I know I would have enjoyed that as a little kid!



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