Soon, they were let into the same enclosure — and they just couldn't stop playing together.
"The first hour, they played. The second hour, they played," the rescue wrote. "The third hour, Kuma was exhausted and instead enjoyed a pleasant grooming session with his surrogate mother!"
Bameta was gentle but firm with Kuma, which is exactly what he needs at this stage in his development, according to the rescue center. "Now, he is closer to Bameta, and has more and more faith in her," the rescue center wrote. "He knows that even asleep, she will carry him."