As stories so often go on the Internet, the truth is sometimes hard to decipher. Several versions of a story accompany the following images. The one most closely resembling what may depict the real story is:
"Two years ago in a Russian zoo a female chimpanzee for some reason repudiated and abandoned her baby chimpanzee. When one of the employees of the zoo took the little chimpanzee home it never crossed her mind that her dog, a 100 lb. mastiff, would become a mother for the orphan chimpanzee and treat the cute little baby as her own child. The chimp also gets along with the rest of the zookeeper’s dogs, however, the mastiff and her seem to be like peas and carrots."
I wonder why more information isn't readily available? Who took the photos? Who was this zoo employee? Which zoo? What happened to the chimp? (No follow up story has been found.) But regardless of the lack of good information, I'll let the images tell their own story.
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The source of the quote is Walker's preface to Marjorie Spiegel's 1988 book, "The Dreaded Comparison" . Her next sentence was, "This is the gist of Ms. Spiegel's cogent, humane and astute argument, and it is sound."
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end of the film I
was a vegetarian."
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