When Rebeca woke up to the first day of her new, safe life, something incredible happened.
"This morning we all woke up and Max, Poppy and Bui [other newly rescued baby chimps at the sanctuary] caught sight of a new friend in the bed," Jenny Desmond said. "And Rebeca caught sight of them. While Max and Poppy stayed near me, afraid, Bui went directly to Rebeca and took in deep breaths all over her body then gave her a big hug. Rebeca who had been very nervous about all of them at first glance, was immediately completely at ease with Bui after this greeting and they started playing and laughing loudly."
Both Rebeca and Bui are from the same area, near Banga, and they are close in age. "They could very well know one another!" Desmond said.