I don’t even want to think about being in these chimps shoes. They had been held in captivity for 30 years and spent their time behind bullet-proof glass and metal cages in the lab. A few of them were born in captivity but the others had been taken forcibly from jungles in Africa and had been sent to Europe to turn into laboratory animals. Life will need to have been really terrible for these poor chimps.
After what should have been like an eternity for them, 38 chimps had been released into an Austrian sanctuary. One by one, the chimps slowly went out of the cage and explored the enclosure. Watch how they react as they felt the sunshine on their skin and the grass on their feet after 30 years of captivity.
Watch the heart-touching video: