‘World’s Loneliest Chimp,’ Abandoned On A Small Island, Gets Cuddly Teddy Bear

The “world’s loneliest chimp” just got a warm and fuzzy gift.

Ponso was one of 20 chimps that were dumped on a tiny island off the Ivory Coast by the New York Blood Center, a medical testing company, in the early 1980s, the Humane Society of the United States told The Huffington Post.

According to SOS PONSO — a Facebook page which advocates for the chimp — Ponso is the sole survivor. The rest of the 19 monkeys died of starvation and disease, once the blood center stopped funding their aid.

Since then, Ponso’s only friend has been a local farmer named Germain, who has fed him and buried the chimp’s last living relative — his son — in 2013.

After three years of solitude, Germain and his friend Mohamed recently brought Ponso a special gift along with their usual delivery of bread and bananas — a cuddly teddy bear:

SOSPONSO-VisitingPonso

Ever wondered what it feels like to feed Ponso on the island?Join Germain has he brings him a teddy bear and his diner. Sos ponso and ato coalition would like to thanks all the generous donators, concerned persons and NGOs for their support. Si vous vous demander comment Germain se rend sur l’île pour nourrir et visiter Ponso, c’est par ici! L’association ATO et le collectif SOS PONSO remercie chaleureusement ses donateurs et associations partenaires qui nous soutiennent depuis le début de notre action.

Posted by SOS PONSO on Wednesday, March 2, 2016

“Ponso was very interested by the teddy bear we bought,” SOS Ponso wrote on Facebook. “He took it and brought it on the island, far from Germain and Mohamed.”

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