After a brief quarantine period, last week, Sagesse was deemed healthy enough to meet Wenga.
The moment the two orphans finally met was caught on camera.
"This must be one of the most heartbreaking moments we have seen in a long time," Lwiro wrote. "[B]aby Sagesse and Wenga came in at almost the same time. After their initial checks were clear, we decided to let them meet each other. Join us in that pure moment of comfort and love between baby chimpanzees."
When Sagesse and Wenga were put into the same enclosure, they immediately climbed toward each other.