While volunteering at the LA Zoo in the Enrichment Department, I had the privilege of working with the Chimpanzees. I was able to study the relationships among them and this photo represents one of the relationships I enjoyed immensely. Pictured is Grandmother Bonnie with her grandson. They were playing for a very long time and I was lucky enough to capture this endearing interaction between them.
It continues to make me happy to view this photograph and also sad when I think about all the babies who have been ripped away from their families and exploited. They miss out on these integral moments that they all deserve to experience.