This might be one of the cutest videos you see all week.
A baby chimpanzee was rescued from poachers in Congo last week, and the video of his flight to a rehabilitation center is going viral.
Virunga National Park pilot Anthony Caere and the little chimp (named Mussa) bonded right away. As they fly over the jungle, Mussa can be seen taking in all the sights as well as adjusting some of the plane’s instruments himself.
As we all have done on a long flight, Mussa even takes a quick nap and can be seen waking up as soon as the plane lands. He even gives a caretaker a big hug once coming to a stop.
Watch the adorable video below to see co-pilot Mussa in action!
According to the primate center, “We flew baby Mussa to his new home at Lwiro Primates. This looks cute but is actually a sad story. He should be with his mom… But we are happy we could give him a new good home!”
Mussa is being treated for intestinal parasites but is still “laughing and playing” according to the park.
“It is a beautiful moment to see the result of everybody’s implication, in this case, we saved the life of Mussa,” they continued. “Rescues are always a mix of feelings. Happy because we are saving them, but sad at the same time for what it means for wild populations.”
In other news, an airport in Ireland rescued a baby rabbit from freezing in the snow! Watch the dramatic rescue in the next article below!