Care bear! Orphaned baby monkey clings onto stuffed toy instead of missing mum for comfort

An orphaned baby monkey has been given a stuffed toy for comfort after his mum was killed – and now he won’t let go.

At just two-months-old tiny Jao Khun was being kept as a pet in the Nakhon Pathom Province of Thailand following the death of his parents.

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The long-tailed macaque had been fed bananas which left him severely underweight as infant macaques aren’t usually weaned until they are six months old.

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After receiving a phone call from his owner, staff at Wildlife Friends Foundation Thailand swooped in to rescue the youngster and gave it a cuddly toy giraffe for comfort.

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Jao Khun has clung onto the comforter ever since, refusing to let go even while eating and sleeping.

A spokesperson at WFFT said: “He clings onto a small giraffe teddy for comfort, at this age he would be attached to his mother for literally every hour of the day.

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“Luckily for him, he is now in safe hands, we plan to introduce him to some other infant orphans once he has gone through a quarantine period and settled in.”