Nothing highlights the power of love more than when this connection transcends the barrier between animals, whether that is in the form of a seeing eye dog helping a blind person or two wild animals latching onto each other in confinement.
In Nairobi, Kenya, a bush baby and a yellow baboon have formed just such a bond at an animal orphanage. After being abandoned by her family unit, a six-month-old female baboon is now serving as the surrogate mother of a three-month-old bush baby that was also rescued from the wild.
The caretakers believe these animals formed a bond as a way of coping with their new environment and their lack of family support. Perhaps the strangest thing about their pairing is that bush babies are nocturnal. However, in the confines of the orphanage, the bush baby is active during the day, playing and following the baboon around.
When they are older, the two animals will eventually be separated, but for now they are helping each other deal with a difficult situation.