Every so often, we stumble across a story where two unlikely animals become friends. The most recent was when a fearless goat that was intended to be a meal for a tiger in a Russian zoo ended up befriending the tiger, and the tiger became incredibly defensive of its new friend when zoo officials tried removing the animal from the cage.
But that’s not the only case of two different animal species becoming friends; now spotted on a street in Rode, India, a rhesus macaque monkey has reportedly adopted a stray dog and is caring for the dog just as a human would.
In doing so, the monkey now feeds the dog, carries it around, holds it close, picks the fleas off of its back, and even protects it from attackers, such as other dogs.
The monkey is attracting a lot of attention on streets by passerby. Not only is this a demonstration of a cute inter-species relationship, but it’s also a demonstration of the intelligence of the monkey, who has the heart to take care of a stray dog who has no owner.
Until now, that is. The monkey is very much like the dog’s master, just as a human being would be.
“People who have seen them spoke of their strong mutual affection and described their bond as the most caring thing in the world — to take care of a puppy in danger and protect him like a parent,” reports Zee News. “Their undying affection gives us a valuable lesson about relationships.”
You can watch a video compilation of photos taken by passerby below:
Those passing by the animals in the street have reportedly been providing food offerings to the animals, which the monkey then happily feeds to the dog before feeding itself.
Source: Huffington Post