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Monkey Adopts A Puppy, Raises Him As Her Own, Defends It From Stray Dogs, Lets It Eat First

Interspecies relationships aren’t uncommon, yet every new story we hear is equally as heart warming as the last. This story is no exception.

A rhesus macaque monkey from Rode in India adopted an adorable stray pup.

The monkey adopted the pup after finding it on its own wondering around the neighborhood. It was seen carrying the poor pup through the streets before stopping as people gathered to watch the unique sight.

The locals were so impressed after watching the primate defend the little dog from strays that they set out food for the two unlikely pals.

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The monkey was such a dedicated caregiver, that it even let the pup eat first.

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The pair we totally inseperable

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The monkey mom took care of the puppy as if it were her own

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“People who have seen the two adorable animals spoke of their strong mutual affection and described this animal friendship as:”

The most caring thing in the world — to take care of a puppy in danger and protect him like a parent

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“The undying affection of these two animal friends gives us a valuable lesson about relationships.”

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The locals were so impressed, that they started leaving food out for them

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According to Local news accounts (roughly translated from Tamil via Google Translate), the forest department officials have taken custody of the puppy. The Dodo reached out for confirmation to no avail. We will update this story if we get more information.

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Written by Joe Kahlo

After years of writing in the financial industry, Joe was finally able to focus his writing on what he loves, Animals!