January 10th, 2015 11:09 EST
Viral Video: Baby Monkey Refuses Release Into the Wild
"Workers at a Chinese nature reserve took video of a baby monkey resisting his release back into the wild by clinging to the leg of a feeder.
Two baby monkeys were released this week in Jingdong county, Yunnan Province, but Nature Bureau Reserve staff said one of the monkeys refused to join his comrade and instead clung to the leg of the man who has been feeding him. "
This cute little fellow was rescued from a wildlife smuggler, and he just wasn`t ready to venture out into the wild on his own.
The little monkey has earned a reprieve and he will be allowed to stay at the nature reserve a while longer, but eventually he will have to learn to fend for himself in the wild.
Monkey meat, especially monkey brains, is a delicacy in China, the odds are stacked against this little creature, let`s hope he not only survives, but thrives in the wild.
Read more: http://www.upi.com/Odd_News/2015/01/09/Baby-monkey-refuses-release-into-the-wild-in-China/6781420822285/#ixzz3OQmlOWJq