Sunday, December 09, 2007

Monkey mothers orphaned kitten

A unique story in northern India involving a monkey and a cat shows species is no barrier to bonding.

A female monkey in Jhansi has been raising an orphaned kitten as her own.

The unusual relationship has generated considerable curiosity in the area, with crowds flocking to see the simian feeding her new 'baby'.

Professor Jyoti Verma said: "This is an outstanding instance of maternal bonding in the animal world. Animals sometimes shed their animus and ensure that the offspring of other species are also well cared for."

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