Belfast Telegraph

Editor's Viewpoint: The human touch

There is something about the image in this newspaper today of a chimp cradling her baby in her arms at Belfast Zoo that transcends the species. Perhaps it is the fact that our nearest relative in the animal kingdom displays such human traits.

A mother's love for her child is one of the most powerful emotions and Lizzie the chimp displays that devotion as she gently cuddles little Lucy who was born on St Patrick's Day.

The pair have a bond like any mother and daughter and it is an image which never fails to touch our hearts.

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