When Joe met Geraldine, his new companion, "he immediately gave her a big hug," a press release said.
Then he promptly started grooming her.
"Joe is a remarkably sweet-tempered chimpanzee and he has adapted extremely well to his new environment," Molly Polidoroff, director of Save the Chimps, told The Dodo. "He has already been introduced to an adult female, Geraldine, and they have spent time together. Just today he met Timmy - another very sweet-tempered adult male chimpanzee - and they have been playing and holding hands most of the afternoon."