Abandoned Monkey Finds Love with a Pigeon

From the London Daily Mail:

They’re an odd couple in every sense, but a monkey and a pigeon have become inseparable at an animal sanctuary in China. The 12-week-old macaque — who was abandoned by his mother — was close to death when it was rescued on Neilingding Island, in Guangdong Province.

After being taken to an animal hospital his health began to improve but he seemed spiritless — until he developed a friendship with a white pigeon.

The blossoming relationship helped to revive the macaque who has developed a new lease of life, say staff at the sanctuary.

Now the unlikely duo are never far from each other’s side, but they aren’t the only ones to strike up an unusual friendship.

Earlier this year a pig adopted a tiger cub and raised him along with her piglets because his mother couldn’t feed him.

And in 2005 a baby dear named Mi-Lu befriended lurcher Geoffrey at the Knowsley Safari Park in Merseyside after she was rejected by her mother.

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6 thoughts on “Abandoned Monkey Finds Love with a Pigeon

  1. You have a keen eye for posting things that make me smile. Thanks so much. I was going to submit your blog on http://www.shamanportal.org

    They are looking for bloggers who write about shamanism, and for me yours is one of the best. But only the blog owner can ask to be listed. This blog needs to be there IMHO.

  2. Thanks, Michele. I’ve just submitted us for consideration.

  3. Helen

    Oh, I so love stories (and pictures) like this. Did you hear about the hippo and the tortoise that befriended each other after the tsunami? http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=4754996

  4. Helen

    I thought I had left a comment here, but I guess it got lost somewhere. Anyways, I love stories (and pictures) like this, so thank you. Did you hear about the hippo and tortoise friendship that developed following the tsunami? http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2006/01/0105_060105_hippo_tortoise.html

  5. No, I hadn’t heard about them. What a great story.

    Did you see the video of the chihuahua who was nursing several homeless squirrels? It’s heartwarming.

  6. Found your earlier comment, Helen—it had gotten caught in my spam filter! Sorry about that!

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