An orphaned infant monkey was given a plush doll for consolation — and he won’t let go.
Jao Khun, who was only two months old, was being kept as a pet in Thailand’s Nakhon Pathom Province.
The young macaque was severely underweight because he had been fed bananas, which is unusual for infant macaques.
After getting a phone call, Wildlife Friends Foundation Thailand staff rushed to save the youngster and gave it a cuddly toy giraffe for comfort.
Since then, Jao Khun has held on to the comforter, even while eating and sleeping.
“He clings to a small giraffe teddy for comfort; at this age, he would be attached to his mother for every hour of the day,” says WFFT.
“Luckily for him, he is now in safe hands; we plan to introduce him to other infant orphans once he has gone through a quarantine period and settled in.”