The abandoned monkey who has found love with a pigeon

  1. The abandoned monkey who has found love with a pigeon

    They're an odd couple in every sense but a monkey and a pigeon have become inseparable at an animal sanctuary in China.

    The 12-week-old macaque - who was abandoned by his mother - was close to death when it was rescued on Neilingding Island, in Goangdong Province.

    After being taken to an animal hospital his health began to improve but he seemed spiritless - until he developed a friendship with a white pigeon.


    The macaque nestles his head against his feathered friend

    The blossoming relationship helped to revive the macaque who has developed a new lease of life, say staff at the sanctuary.

    Now the unlikely duo are never far from each other's side, but they aren't the only ones to strike up an unusual friendship.

    Earlier this year a pig adopted a tiger cub and raised him along with her piglets because his mother couldn't feed him.
    And in 2005 a baby dear named Mi-Lu befriended lurcher Geoffrey at the Knowsley Animal Park in Merseyside after she was rejected by her mother.

    (Daily Mail)

    awwwwwww!!!! :heart: :heart: :heart:
  2. Oh I heard about that!! So weird...cute monkey!
  3. Aw I saw this on Ellen today, it's so adorable!
  4. that is the cutest pic
  5. OMG how adorable.
  6. I have a weird fear/dislike of monkeys but that melts even my heart. So sweet!
  7. Awwwwww, how adorable!
  8. Awww, I always feel so bad for any animal rejected by its mother. Poor little guy.
  9. That is so totally sweet!!!... and since when is Ellen doing new episodes??! LOL - I thought we were still on repeats!!
  10. That's so sweet and touching..
  11. Oh my goodness!!! That's just too darn cute! I love it when strange pairs of different speicies of animals become buddies like that...
  12. Oh, that is the CUTEST thing ever!
  13. I have a fear of pigeons, and I found this adorable!

    I love reading about unlikely friendships between animals. Thanks for posting!

    A baboon befriended a chicken at a Lithuanian zoo.

    Baboon adopts a chicken at Lithuanian zoo

    Reuters - Friday, September 14 02:04 pm
    VILNIUS (Reuters) - A lonely baboon in a private Lithuanian zoo has adopted a chicken he saved from certain death last month and the two have formed a fast friendship, the zoo's director said on Friday.

    The chicken was intended as food for other animals in the zoo, but escaped and was sheltered by Mitis, a six-year-old Hamadryas Baboon, Edvardas Legeckas, who runs the zoo near the port city Klaipeda in western Lithuania, told Reuters.
    Mitis has been fed chicken meat before, but this time he fell in love with his food, Legeckas said.
    "He plays with the chicken, cleans its feathers, sleeps with it, and takes care as if it was his own baby child," the zoo director said.
    "But I am not sure how long this affair would last, because baboon may finally realise this is food."
    Baboons, with their distinctive long dog-like muzzles and heavy powerful jaws, are omnivorous, but usually prefer fruit. In the wild, they live in close-knit social groups.
    "Obviously this baboon needed someone to communicate with," the director said.

  14. I want them!
  15. That's the cutest picture!