After being abandoned by his mom, a baby chimpanzee at a zoo in Taiyuan, Shanxi province, has been adopted by four “stay-at-home dads.”
Photos of the adorable ape and his new parents have gone on viral on the Chinese internet. Every few hours one of the men feeds the six-month-old chimp milk formula from a bottle.
They finally decided to start caring for the animal after noticing how his mom continually ignored him, even seeming frightened at times by her own baby, People’s Daily reports.
On top of being abandoned by his mom, this poor little guy also doesn’t even have a name. The zoo has now launched a competition to help pick the perfect one.
The zookeepers will continue to care for the chimp until he turns 1 year old. After that, he’s on his own.
Hopefully, he stays away from bad habits like smoking.
[Images via CCTV News / ChinaNews]