Baby chimpanzee rejected by his mother gets a second chance at companionship

Can, a baby chimpanzee in Turkey, was rejected by his mother Angel at the Gaziantep Zoo. Once Angel had refused her son milk, the zoo had to step in and separate them. Thankfully, Can has been welcomed with open arms by his human companions.

Nedim Aslan is now the official caretaker the baby chimp. Can seems to be adjusting nicely to his new friend as he snuggles against Aslan's chest. The little guy can be seen clinging to his new 'parent' in almost every photo. Chimpanzees are actually known to cling to their mothers until they are more mobile at around 6 months. Can will be without a doubt be in excellent hands; his new caretaker is actually the man who raised his mother Angel for the past 15 years.

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GAZIANTEP, TURKEY - FEBRUARY 10: A man poses with the newborn baby baboon named 'Can', as its mom refused to have him at Gaziantep Zoo, in Gaziantep, Turkey on February 10, 2017. Nedim Aslan takes care of the newborn baby baboon Can after raising it's mother chimpanzee 'Angel'. Gaziantep Zoo is the 1st in Turkey and 2nd in Europe in terms of having a big surface and wide range of species. (Photo by Adsiz Gunebakan/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
GAZIANTEP, TURKEY - FEBRUARY 10: Visitors take care the newborn baby baboon named 'Can', as its mom refused to have him at Gaziantep Zoo, in Gaziantep, Turkey on February 10, 2017. Nedim Aslan takes care of the newborn baby baboon Can after raising it's mother chimpanzee 'Angel'. Gaziantep Zoo is the 1st in Turkey and 2nd in Europe in terms of having a big surface and wide range of species. (Photo by Adsiz Gunebakan/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
GAZIANTEP, TURKEY - FEBRUARY 10: Visitors take a selfie with a caretaker of Gaziantep Zoo Nedim Aslan and the newborn baby baboon named 'Can', as its mom refused to have him at Gaziantep Zoo, in Gaziantep, Turkey on February 10, 2017. Nedim Aslan takes care of the newborn baby baboon Can after raising it's mother chimpanzee 'Angel'. Gaziantep Zoo is the 1st in Turkey and 2nd in Europe in terms of having a big surface and wide range of species. (Photo by Adsiz Gunebakan/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
GAZIANTEP, TURKEY - FEBRUARY 10: Visitors take care the newborn baby baboon named 'Can', as its mom refused to have him at Gaziantep Zoo, in Gaziantep, Turkey on February 10, 2017. Nedim Aslan takes care of the newborn baby baboon Can after raising it's mother chimpanzee 'Angel'. Gaziantep Zoo is the 1st in Turkey and 2nd in Europe in terms of having a big surface and wide range of species. (Photo by Adsiz Gunebakan/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
GAZIANTEP, TURKEY - FEBRUARY 10: Visitors take care the newborn baby baboon named 'Can', as its mom refused to have him at Gaziantep Zoo, in Gaziantep, Turkey on February 10, 2017. Nedim Aslan takes care of the newborn baby baboon Can after raising it's mother chimpanzee 'Angel'. Gaziantep Zoo is the 1st in Turkey and 2nd in Europe in terms of having a big surface and wide range of species. (Photo by Adsiz Gunebakan/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
GAZIANTEP, TURKEY - FEBRUARY 10: Visitors take care the newborn baby baboon named 'Can', as its mom refused to have him at Gaziantep Zoo, in Gaziantep, Turkey on February 10, 2017. Nedim Aslan takes care of the newborn baby baboon Can after raising it's mother chimpanzee 'Angel'. Gaziantep Zoo is the 1st in Turkey and 2nd in Europe in terms of having a big surface and wide range of species. (Photo by Adsiz Gunebakan/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
GAZIANTEP, TURKEY - FEBRUARY 10: Visitors take care the newborn baby baboon named 'Can', as its mom refused to have him at Gaziantep Zoo, in Gaziantep, Turkey on February 10, 2017. Nedim Aslan takes care of the newborn baby baboon Can after raising it's mother chimpanzee 'Angel'. Gaziantep Zoo is the 1st in Turkey and 2nd in Europe in terms of having a big surface and wide range of species. (Photo by Adsiz Gunebakan/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
GAZIANTEP, TURKEY - FEBRUARY 10: A visitor takes care of the newborn baby baboon named 'Can' as its mom refused to have him at Gaziantep Zoo, in Gaziantep, Turkey on February 10, 2017. Nedim Aslan takes care of the newborn baby baboon Can after raising it's mother chimpanzee 'Angel'. Gaziantep Zoo is the 1st in Turkey and 2nd in Europe in terms of having a big surface and wide range of species. (Photo by Adsiz Gunebakan/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
GAZIANTEP, TURKEY - FEBRUARY 10: A caretaker of Gaziantep Zoo Nedim Aslan holds the newborn baby chimpanzee named 'Can' in his arm, as its mom refused to have him at Gaziantep Zoo, in Gaziantep, Turkey on February 10, 2017. Nedim Aslan takes care of the newborn baby chimpanzee Can after raising it's mother chimpanzee 'Angel'. Gaziantep Zoo is the 1st in Turkey and 2nd in Europe in terms of having a big surface and wide range of species. (Photo by Adsiz Gunebakan/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
GAZIANTEP, TURKEY - FEBRUARY 10: A caretaker of Gaziantep Zoo Nedim Aslan takes care of the newborn baby chimpanzee named 'Can' as its mom refused to have him at Gaziantep Zoo, in Gaziantep, Turkey on February 10, 2017. Nedim Aslan takes care of the newborn baby chimpanzee Can after raising it's mother chimpanzee 'Angel'. Gaziantep Zoo is the 1st in Turkey and 2nd in Europe in terms of having a big surface and wide range of species. (Photo by Adsiz Gunebakan/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
GAZIANTEP, TURKEY - FEBRUARY 10: A caretaker of Gaziantep Zoo Nedim Aslan holds the newborn baby chimpanzee named 'Can' in his arms, as its mom refused to have him at Gaziantep Zoo, in Gaziantep, Turkey on February 10, 2017. Nedim Aslan takes care of the newborn baby chimpanzee Can after raising it's mother chimpanzee 'Angel'. Gaziantep Zoo is the 1st in Turkey and 2nd in Europe in terms of having a big surface and wide range of species. (Photo by Adsiz Gunebakan/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
GAZIANTEP, TURKEY - FEBRUARY 10: A caretaker of Gaziantep Zoo Nedim Aslan holds the newborn baby chimpanzee named 'Can' in his arms, as its mom refused to have him at Gaziantep Zoo, in Gaziantep, Turkey on February 10, 2017. Nedim Aslan takes care of the newborn baby chimpanzee Can after raising it's mother chimpanzee 'Angel'. Gaziantep Zoo is the 1st in Turkey and 2nd in Europe in terms of having a big surface and wide range of species. (Photo by Adsiz Gunebakan/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
GAZIANTEP, TURKEY - FEBRUARY 10: A caretaker of Gaziantep Zoo Nedim Aslan (L) takes care of the newborn baby chimpanzee named 'Can' as its mom refused to have him at Gaziantep Zoo, in Gaziantep, Turkey on February 10, 2017. Nedim Aslan takes care of the newborn baby chimpanzee Can after raising it's mother chimpanzee 'Angel'. Gaziantep Zoo is the 1st in Turkey and 2nd in Europe in terms of having a big surface and wide range of species. (Photo by Adsiz Gunebakan/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
GAZIANTEP, TURKEY - FEBRUARY 10: A caretaker of Gaziantep Zoo Nedim Aslan (L) takes care of the newborn baby chimpanzee named 'Can' as its mom refused to have him at Gaziantep Zoo, in Gaziantep, Turkey on February 10, 2017. Nedim Aslan takes care of the newborn baby chimpanzee Can after raising it's mother chimpanzee 'Angel'. Gaziantep Zoo is the 1st in Turkey and 2nd in Europe in terms of having a big surface and wide range of species. (Photo by Adsiz Gunebakan/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
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Visitors have gotten the chance to get an up close look at what it's like to care for wild animals while helping Can with his daily feedings.

While this chimpanzee may not have started out his life with the care he deserves, it's pretty clear that there's an endless amount of people who want to help him live the best life possible.

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