[monkeywire] Abandoned macaque finds love with a pigeon

carrie mclaren brooklynite282 at gmail.com
Thu Sep 13 20:23:21 EDT 2007

The abandoned monkey who has found love with a pigeon

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13th September 2007

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 Goangdong

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 Animal Park in Merseyside after she was rejected by her

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