Djibril is a young chimp that had to learn to survive when his mother Kika, who was rescued from a circus, abandoned him at the zoo in Malaga, Spain, after he was born.
The carers had to act as surrogate parents for the child while they sought for an adoptive mother who could raise him and offer him with the care that humans couldn’t. He took solace in a stuffed monkey while this was going on.
Djibril found a new family at the BIOPARK Valencia animal park when he was 16 months old.
The animals’ wellbeing is prioritized at this sanctuary, which provides an appropriate natural setting for their comfort and healing. There, the tiny one found a home with Eva, an adoptive mother.
Djibril, a little boy, arrived to BIOPARK Valencia in July 2019 and had a difficult start. He paired up with Malin, a chimp, but he was uninterested in accepting the kid. Fortunately, Eva, another ape in the group, took the infant in and provided shelter and care.
Eva had no prior experience as a mother, but her maternal instincts were reawakened when she met Djibril, and the two of them worked together to overcome each obstacle. According to Bored Panda, the monkey now has a family, a year after his debut at the park.
Djibril is critical to the survival of an endangered subspecies. According to World Wildlife Fund records, he is a member of the so-called western chimpanzee, a species that is endangered in its native habitat (WWF).
Chimpanzees are in perilous situations. The species has already vanished in four nations.
In the other areas where these chimps inhabit, they are already under severe threat of extinction.
The partnership and effort between BIOPARC Fuengirola and BIOPARC Valencia is critical to the conservation of this subspecies.