Friday, September 14, 2007

Dove At First Sight

It's a tale straight out of Disney – an abandoned baby monkey, close to
death, is revived by the love of a bird.

The 12-week-old macaque was rescued on Neilingding Island, in Goangdong
Province, China, after being abandoned by his mother.

Taken to an animal hospital, he was weaned back to physical health but
still showed little appetite for life.

It was not until a fellow patient, a white pigeon, took him under her
wing and showed him love and affection that he perked up.

Now the two are inseparable, say staff.

They are not the first odd couple. In March, we told how a tiger cub in
China was being raised by a sow along with her piglets because his mother didn't
know how to feed him.

And in 2005 Mi-Lu the baby deer became best friends with lurcher
Geoffrey at the Knowsley Animal Park, in Merseyside, after being rejected by her
mother.


Awww... so nice. Until the monkey eats the bird.

7 comments:

anne altman said...

ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

:)

and don't forget the hippo baby and turtle!

Valerie said...

that's the cutest freakin thing I have ever saw.

Who Me said...

Did Sears steal this from u? Loved what he did with it... My alltime fav is the gorilla with the kitten.

Anonymous said...

no he saw Sears's first and did the research

newbluebaby said...

Actually, I saw that picture on the news that morning first, then placed it here. Then I saw Sears, but that was inevitable considering we both like small, cute, cuddly things to eat.

Matt said...

I am also of the belief that monkey is going to rip that dove to pieces.

Who-Us said...

Love reading ya baby,we were just ragging on u for a come back. Well done!