Horace the monkey knows what he likes — and what he likes is making friends.
But things weren't always so good for Horace.
"He came to us when he was very young," Sarah Carter, founder of the Twala Trust Animal Sanctuary in Zimbabwe, told The Dodo. "His mom had been hit by a car on a very busy highway. He was found sitting on her body, on the side of the road. He's lucky that he got picked up by the right person, who then brought him here."
He started off so tiny and helpless.
Still, you could tell he was glad to be safe.
Horace joined a group of other orphans rescued by the sanctuary, which cares for rescued animals both wild and domestic.
That's when his friend-making all began.
"Since we had so many orphans at the time, and not enough hands, we had to raise everyone together," said Carter. "They just formed this relationship, which is great."
Horace isn't the only monkey like him at the sanctuary. Still, he seems to prefer spending his time around the creatures he grew up with.
With the comfort and support of his new companions, Horace continued to grow in both body and spirit.
Source: The Dodo / Stephen Messenger
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