WATCH: Rescued baby chimpanzee snuggles with pilot en route to sanctuary

WASHINGTON — Baby chimpanzee Mussa makes for an adorable co-pilot.

He was rescued from poachers in the Democratic Republic of Congo, according to the organization Lwiro Primates. Mussa is the third chimpanzee rescue of 2018, the primate rehabilitation center’s Facebook page states.

During the flight to his new sanctuary home, Mussa made friends with the pilot and snuggled up for a nap.

Watch their journey, courtesy of Lwiro Primates and Viruga National Park.

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