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.
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.
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.
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.
“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.”