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Baboon, bush baby in Kenya form special bond

June 12, 2011 12:00:00 AM PDT
An unlikely friendship has developed at an animal orphanage in Kenya between an abandoned bush baby and a yellow baboon.

The 6-month-old yellow baboon, abandoned by its family, is now taking care of the 3-month-old bush baby.

A senior scientist said the animals would not have had such a relationship in the wild, and it's likely that the animals formed a bond in order to cope with their new environment.

He also said the two animals will have to be separated as they become older.