Pandemonium as Wild Monkey follows farmer back to his house in Cross River state (Photos)

There was reportedly commotion in a village in Cross river state last weekend after a gorilla living in the wild met a farmer in the bush and followed him home.

It was reported that residents of Bitiah Irruan village in Boki LGA of Cross river State all gathered at the farmer’s home to witness and see the animal for themselves as many said such incident has never happened before.

Trying to figure out why the gorilla followed the farmer home, some said it was possible the animal no longer had food in the bushes, so he followed the man home, hoping to get food from there.

Others insinuated it could be a sign of favour to the farmer, another said the gorilla lost his way while moving from Bumaji village to Bitiah where an NGO takes care of them.

A Facebook user, Osang Gabriel shared the photos and wrote:

Wonders shall not end. A gorilla followed a farmer from the bush to his house at bitiah irruan boki cross River State to his living house live

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  1. The animal is a 28 year old chimpanzee named Shirley. She has been living at the Nigerian Chimpanzee Centre at Drill Ranch near the village of Buanchor (not Bumaji) in Boki LGA for 22 years. She was an orphan raised by the project. Shirley escaped a month ago when a tree fell on the enclosure. The project is very grateful for the wildlife conservation spirit showed by Bitiah Community, and the young man involved especially. For more information, please visit our site: https://www.pandrillus.org/conservation-in-the-cross-sanaga-region/chimps/
    Thank you!

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