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What do you imagine when you think of “the wild”? Animal instincts? A beautiful symbiosis of life and death where animals kill to eat? It’s phenomenal how breathtaking the wild can be, even when a shark is about to devour a bird. Many of us may think of a jungle as having ferocious animals doing what they need to do to survive, ruthless. But do you picture a monkey taking in a different species as a friend, caring for a cat in the middle of the jungle?

Believe it! These photos show an absolutely adorable relationship. A young, long-tailed macaque monkey has been spotted cradling a ginger kitten in an Indonesian forest.

A Monkey Has Been Spotted Cradling a Ginger Kitten in an Indonesian Forest

Amateur wildlife photographer, Anne Young, was visiting the Monkey Forest Park in the Ubud region of Bali when she stumbled upon these two. Can you imagine walking up to this sight in person?

A Monkey Has Been Spotted Cradling a Ginger Kitten in an Indonesian Forest

The little ginger cat must be pretty popular among those monkeys. Here they are, just chillin’ together.

A Monkey Has Been Spotted Cradling a Ginger Kitten in an Indonesian Forest

Looks like this monkey has become the official protector of this cat, cradling him as if he were a baby.

A Monkey Has Been Spotted Cradling a Ginger Kitten in an Indonesian Forest

“Do it. Just try to mess with me and my little friend! I dare you!”

A Monkey Has Been Spotted Cradling a Ginger Kitten in an Indonesian Forest

We would not dare to give them any trouble! How sweet it is to see this inter-species relationship, where a monkey still recognizes a different being as sentient one.

A Monkey Has Been Spotted Cradling a Ginger Kitten in an Indonesian Forest
 

Macaques are the most widespread genus of primate on the planet besides humans. When you look at these photos, it’s easy to see the similarities between our species. We both want companionship and to care for others. We find friendship in the most unlikely beings. We fall in love without plan, and we can set aside those animal instincts to just sit back, relax and savor what’s really important. Us humans can learn a lot from this (like the importance of caring for all living things equally), and we hope these two continue to be very good friends!

Lead image source: Animals Zone

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WickedCats
1 Months Ago

Not the first time I see a photo of an animal likelhy in distress only to find out the photographer just left the animals. There is a famous photo, a very sickly looking kitten rubbing against someone\'s boots. Of course this photo, is used as one of those "Do something and help" pictures. What they don\'t tell you is, the person who took the picture did just that, nothing. They used the tired old, "didn\'t want to mess with nature" argument.


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Ginger
1 Months Ago

I Believe tis is an old story. Looks like the same kitten and there is nothing adorable about this
http://wickedreport.com/monkeys-kidnapped-a-poor-kitten/


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Lynn
28 Aug 2014

Thank you for posting this. So the truth is finally out. Some of the monkeys are abusing the kitten, and it appears one is at least attempting to feed it a banana. Unfortunately, cats don\'t eat bananas. As for "Common Sense, " that is an old wive\'s tale that domestic cats can fend for themselves. I have rescued many cats and kittens, and I can tell you that this kitten is too young to hunt for itself. Note how the authors of this don\'t tell us the outcome--they are just exploiting the doomed kitten for a "cute story." How cruel and ignorant.

Lynn
28 Aug 2014

Thank you for posting this. So the truth is finally out. Some of the monkeys are abusing the kitten, and it appears one is at least attempting to feed it a banana. Unfortunately, cats don\'t eat bananas. As for "Common Sense, " that is an old wive\'s tale that domestic cats can fend for themselves. I have rescued many cats and kittens, and I can tell you that this kitten is too young to hunt for itself. Note how the authors of this don\'t tell us the outcome--they are just exploiting the doomed kitten for a "cute story." How cruel and ignorant.

Anonymous
1 Months Ago

Sad. By the time we\'re seeing this, the kitten has probably starved to death. Instead of taking pictures for their own glory, they should have rescued the poor animal. Did they think the monkeys were going to feed it cat food every day?


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ArielGibson
27 Aug 2014

I was thinking the same thing. The cat looks starved anyway, and looks like I needs some medical care. (Ears need cleaned too)

Lisa
1 Months Ago

Sadly the kitten is probably doomed. I doubt very much the monkey will understand or have the necessary skills to feed the cat properly. The cat is an obligate carnivore, which means it will die if it doesn\'t eat meat. The monkey on the other hand, while it is an omnivore, only requires less than 5 percent of it\'s diet to be meat.


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Toby
1 Months Ago

Macaques can act very humanlike. The Japanese Macaques actually break into homes and stores to look for food and will chase humans. This scene is adorable, but in one picture the kitty doesn\'t look too happy-I hope he is okay with the macaques!


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daniele
1 Months Ago

Sometimes this monkey just want someone hole to fit......I wonder if this happen during the shooting of this article


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google_user_678d90d79c1252bb9a9e18d508470668
1 Months Ago

Thank God that animals are NOT like humans, in that they DO recognize that ALL of Gods creatures need LOVE and compassion! What a wonderful story ! ! ! ! THANKS for the post !


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Brittney Cocklicker
1 Months Ago

Looks like the monkeys like a little PUSSY also...


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anonymous
1 Months Ago

This is where this photo was taken http://monkeyforestubud.com/forest.html.
What is a little domesticated short hair cat doing there anyway, they are not native to that area. I\'m surprised there would be any cats there. We don\'t know that the kitten was miserable, sick, or undernourished - kitten does not look particularly thin to me, just dirty. Maybe this is a kitten that is not anyone\'s "pet" there, and well, why should all cats be made to be a human\'s "pet," and bathed and given cat food, etc. The kitten may well have adequate food, and feel protected and comforted by the monkey, with no mother cat to nurture her/him. We are assuming a lot, and we just don\'t know. I looked again at the photos, and the body language of the kitten looks relaxed to me, not tense, angry, or frightened. When a cat wants to get out of someone\'s embrace, it\'s ears get flattened, and it is pressing AWAY from the embrace, trying to wrench itself away from the grasp or embrace. This kitten\'s body language does not suggest that, from these photos.


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Karla
1 Months Ago

This is the most adorable thing i have ever seen. That is the luckiest kitten in the world . To see such love and comfort for both of them just warms a persons heart. I hope this story continues to be followed would love to see the inseparable bond between the 2 of them.


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Q\'s
03 Oct 2014

To see such picture - its so adorable. Yeah we can say there\'s love in the way the picture was taken. However, love and comfort doesn\'t keep the kitten\'s tummy full. I wonder how was the kitten being fed by those monkeys or was the kitten being fed at all. So nice yet so sad.



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