Tuesday, August 31, 2010

MONKEY ADOPTS A KITTEN AT BALI, INDONESIA


A young long tailed macaque monkey has been spotted in a forest protectively nuzzling and grooming a ginger kitten and making sure no harm came to it. The extraordinary sight was captured by amateur photographer Anne Young while on holiday at the Monkey Forest Park, in the Ubud region of Bali, Indonesia.


During the remarkable moments the monkey would become agitated if Anne ventured too near to take pictures and at one point used a huge leaf to try and cover the kitten from view.


The monkey was even wary of other macaques and would not allow other young males to get too close.



Throughout the session the kitten enjoyed the attention being lavished on it by its protective carer and made no effort to leave.



The reserve is inhabited by about 340 monkeys in four groups. It is considered sacred by locals and visited by about 10,000 tourists each month.



It is not known how the cat came to be in the company of the macaques.

23 comments:

SUFFIX said...

Interesting :)

डॉ. रूपचन्द्र शास्त्री मयंक said...

प्रेम की शिक्षा देते हुए सुन्दर चित्र!

Ria said...

wow!! thats interesting.

Nona said...

Love beyond species?

Bhavesh Chhatbar said...

It's very surprising!

Destiny's child... said...

Love truly needs no language. :)

budh.aaah said...

Wow! that was crazy (nice crazy I mean :)

Margaret Cloud said...

This is so amazing and the pictures are incredible. I read somewhere else about another monkey doing the same thing. I think they had to take the kitten because the monkey was to rough. Have a nice week.

R. Ramesh said...

excellent post babli..and hey as u say what a coincidence na? cheers

Tomz said...

What a lovely pictures..

SG said...

Very touching. Cozy and loving.

Renu said...

wonders of the nature!

Chandrika Shubham said...

WOW! :)
This blog is really very interesting.
Enjoyed reading it. :)

Bikramjit said...

very touching.. wish we humans have the same sentiments NO NOT AGAINST ANIMALS but against our OWN kind HUMANS :) world will be a much better place to live in..

BK Chowla, said...

How I wish that human beings could learn a lesson or two.

arvind said...

its nice..

Rajesh said...

Very beautiful and unusual act.

Jeevan said...

Amazing relationship... which say something to the world about love and affection.

Sonal said...

wow ! very nice...

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P.N. Subramanian said...

Very interesting post. Monkeys, specially mothers, love kids. If small babies (infants) are left alone, monkeys take them away. There were several such instances reported in the past.

Jay said...

cute pics

खबरों की दुनियाँ said...

lovely

Manoj K said...

love beyond boundaries...