Baby monkey befriends a family of goats in east China

November 17, 2016

A monkey has made a new family after joining a tribe of goats in east China's Jiangxi Province over the weekend. 

Tonggu County goat farmer Zhong Shu found the small monkey when tending his goats on Saturday. 

"The little monkey has been here for about four or five days. It seems the goats made it feel safe. Every time I came to shut goats in the fold at night, I found the monkey was either on the back of this goat or that goat. I tried to feed bananas to the monkey, but it did not eat and held on to the goat tightly," said Zhong. 

Zhong said that the monkey clings to the back of one of the goats when they go out to forage during the day and returns to the pen to sleep with them at night. He said the animals are inseparable as if the monkey has decided the goat is its new mother. 

The county wildlife protection station has taken measures to protect the monkey and plans to transfer it to nearby Yichun Zoo.