Viral classic: Mother monkey refuses to let go dead baby monkey (video)
A monkey proved that mother’s love, one of the strongest known instincts, was as widespread in animal kingdom as it was with humans.
A video went viral two years ago showing a mother macaque monkey refusing to let go of the body of her dead baby.
It was shot at a zoo in East China’s Fujian Province and was shared by people all over the world, who were moved by it.
It showed the mother monkey still trying to feed its child and carrying it around.
The Zoo staff said the newborn had died a few days after birth. The mother, without realising that the baby had died, was carrying it around.
Media reports ha said that the zoo staff were not able to take the baby’s body away as the mother would get very aggressive if they tried to do so.
They were also not clear on what had caused the baby’s death.
Monkeys have been known to carry their dead babies for days or even weeks. A similar video from India shows a mother monkey inseparable from its baby even after its death.