Video: Rescued Lab Chimps Hug and Smile as They Venture Outside for the First Time.

22 January 2018

So happy for them!

This is the moment when the monkeys first saw the daylight after they were locked in the laboratory. Monkeys embrace each other in ecstasy before taking cautious first steps into the world. The emotionally filled footage below shows how they react to their new surroundings.

This event was the final in a 14-year attempt to reintegrate (into nature) 38 primates, after they spent most of their lives locked up. One of the commentators said: ‘They hugged, as if to say,’ finally we are free! ‘.

And then they laughed’. The monkeys were taken from their mothers soon after they were born, and placed in a research laboratory.

Video next page: