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Incredible Photo Captures Moment Monkey Appears To Give Mouth-To-Mouth To Pal

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Incredible Photo Captures Moment Monkey Appears To Give Mouth-To-Mouth To Pal

A photographer managed to snap the perfect shot, showing what looks like one monkey giving another CPR and mouth-to-mouth resuscitation.

The adorable vervet monkeys were caught on camera by wildlife photographer William Steel at the Gaborone Game Reserve in Botswana.

But while it may look like the monkey is performing some life-saving CPR on their pal, they're actually just grooming her while she has a little lie down.

Credit: Solent News
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Steel, 28, said: "In what I can only describe as dramatic fashion, the female monkey fell to the floor, with both legs and arms spread out.

"At first, I couldn't figure out what was happening, but as I picked up my camera, another monkey came sauntering in grabbing the monkey on the floor by its mouth and seemingly administering CPR.

"On reflection, I think the performance was all a cry for attention from the female.

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Credit: Solent News
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"There is a clear and important hierarchy in the troop, like humans this social community is largely based around 'if you scratch my back, I'll scratch yours'.

"Bonds are formed largely through grooming. I have often seen this extended to help clean wounds, and even nurse injured troop members.

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"In my opinion, this compassion can sometimes be manipulated by attention-seeking individuals. It was an amusing moment to capture."

Well, it's pretty bloody cute either way.

And, if cheeky monkeys are your thing, I think you'll struggle to find one cheekier than this Balinese long-tailed monkey who decided he wanted to get a better look down a woman's top.

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Although it gave fellow tourists a laugh, Jill admitted to being 'quite scared' at the time.

She said: "You are warned to remain calm if they approach you, but I was quite shocked. I think the monkeys were possibly hungry and just looking for food."

Well, I'm not sure he'll find any where he was looking.

Featured Image Credit: Solent News

Topics: World News, Animals

Claire Reid
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