Footage Shows Chimp Playing ‘Airplane’ With Baby

A video has emerged showing the moment between an adult and an infant chimp, in which the pair appear to be playing the airplane game.

The chimp even steps it up a notch by gently shaking her baby to simulate turbulence. The pair embrace in a cuddle right at the end.

It’s not known whether the chimps are related, and it could be that the adult is simply playing around with another’s baby. Either way, it’s a heartwarming display of affection, one that serves to show the complexity and intelligence of this incredible species.