Rescued Baby Chimpanzee 'Helps' Fly Plane to Safety

Wednesday, 7 March

How did this chimpanzee end up as this flight’s “co-pilot”? Mussa, a baby chimpanzee, was rescued from poachers in the Democratic Republic of Congo. With the help of Virunga National Park, Mussa was transported to safety in a small aircraft.

The baby primate enjoyed the flight and even “helped” adjust the throttle at one point. Mussa was treated for intestinal parasites but is otherwise doing well in his new home. Chimpanzees are listed as endangered as they face threats from bushmeat hunters and habitat loss.