Chimp in Cameroon was traumatised until he met best pal

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This adorable little chimp being carried in a bag by a young poacher who had savagely killed his mother when he was found. 

The terrified 10-month-old ape, who was being offered for sale as a pet in Cameroon, had been kept tied to a chain at night. 

But when gentle Farah was finally rescued – and his tormentor arrested – he was exhausted, distressed and too frightened to touch anyone. 

The terrified 10-month-old ape, who was being offered for sale as a pet in Cameroon, had been kept tied to a chain at night. Pictured: His sad face after the rescue 

The terrified 10-month-old ape, who was being offered for sale as a pet in Cameroon, had been kept tied to a chain at night. Pictured: His sad face after the rescue 

When gentle Farah was finally rescued - and his tormentor arrested - he was exhausted, distressed and too frightened to touch anyone. Pictured: An attempt to wrap him in a blanket caused Farah huge trauma after his rescue 

When gentle Farah was finally rescued - and his tormentor arrested - he was exhausted, distressed and too frightened to touch anyone. Pictured: An attempt to wrap him in a blanket caused Farah huge trauma after his rescue 

When gentle Farah was finally rescued – and his tormentor arrested – he was exhausted, distressed and too frightened to touch anyone. Pictured: An attempt to wrap him in a blanket caused Farah huge trauma after his rescue 

That, however, was in September - and now Farah, named after champion runner Mo, has learned to enjoy life again after being introduced to some new friends

That, however, was in September - and now Farah, named after champion runner Mo, has learned to enjoy life again after being introduced to some new friends

That, however, was in September – and now Farah, named after champion runner Mo, has learned to enjoy life again after being introduced to some new friends

Now he barely does anything without his chimp friends - including his beloved Lomie (pictured hugging Farah)

Now he barely does anything without his chimp friends - including his beloved Lomie (pictured hugging Farah)

Now he barely does anything without his chimp friends – including his beloved Lomie (pictured hugging Farah)

In another clip, the young ape hugs Lomie with genuine affection as the duo plays in the sunshine

In another clip, the young ape hugs Lomie with genuine affection as the duo plays in the sunshine

In another clip, the young ape hugs Lomie with genuine affection as the duo plays in the sunshine

That, however, was in September – and now Farah, named after champion runner Mo, has learned to enjoy life again after being introduced to some new friends.

At one point he was so terrified of his new surroundings, he would refuse to even have a blanket put around him despite being cold. 

But now he barely does anything without his chimp friends – including his beloved Lomie.  

In heartwarming footage released by Ape Action Africa, Farah can be seen delighting in fresh fruit with Lomie. 

And in another clip, the young ape hugs Lomie with genuine affection as the duo plays in the sunshine. 

But that’s not all – Farah has also met Paula and Jenny. 

The wonderful video, recorded by Ian Bickerstaff, concludes with the four apes playing together at the Ape Action Africa Mefou Primate Sanctuary

The wonderful video, recorded by Ian Bickerstaff, concludes with the four apes playing together at the Ape Action Africa Mefou Primate Sanctuary

The wonderful video, recorded by Ian Bickerstaff, concludes with the four apes playing together at the Ape Action Africa Mefou Primate Sanctuary

In hilarious footage, Farah can be seen enjoying ‘rough play’ with Paula as the two run through rubber tyres and drag each other along the floor.   

And at the end, he enjoys time hanging on the monkey bars with Jenny. 

The wonderful video, recorded by Ian Bickerstaff, concludes with the four apes playing together at the Ape Action Africa Mefou Primate Sanctuary.      
 





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