Heartbreaking moment baby monkey cries over body of its mother killed by a car
The baby and its mum had been trying to cross the road in Elathur, Southern India, when she was tragically struck by the car. Some locals, who saw the incident happen, said the baby monkey went running to its mother and tried to “wake her up and hug her”.
One local, Saravanan, said: “It was unbelievable and heartbreaking. We saw the young monkey weeping over the carcass of its mother and it was a show of human-like emotions.”
Another local said: “They managed to keep the baby monkey away from the body, but it kept jumping around and continued weeping.” Some locals were so touched by the incident on Friday that they could not hold back their tears. Animal services and the police were called, who then took the mother away to be cremated.