Photos: Mastiff Adopts an Abandoned Chimpanzee as Her Own

Written by: Phil Monahan

Mama mastiff with her adopted baby.

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An amazing series of pictures on shows yet another example in which a dog has shown a boundless capacity for love, one that extends beyond her own species:

Two years ago in a Russian zoo a female chimpanzee abandoned her baby. When one of the employees of the zoo took the little chimpanzee home it never crossed her mind that her dog, a mastiff, would become a mother for the orphan chimpanzee and treat the cute little baby as her own child.

Click here to see the whole series of photos. It will make your day.

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