A long tailed macaque monkey adopts a kitten

by Rebecca on September 4, 2010

in Animal Pictures,Animals in the News,Cute Animal Pictures,Unusual Friends

A long tailed macaque monkey has been spotted in a forest in the Ubud
region of Bali, Indonesia, protectively nuzzling and grooming a ginger
kitten.
http://i.telegraph.co.uk/telegraph/multimedia/archive/01702/cat1_1702678i.j

A young long tailed macaque monkey has been spotted in a forest protectively
nuzzling and grooming a ginger kitten and making sure no harm comes to it.
This 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 caregiver 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 contented cat came to be in the company of the
macaques.

Pictures by Anne Young


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