Would you believe it if someone told you that they saw a monkey giving another monkey a mouth to mouth CPR? Of course, anyone with a sane mind would think more than twice before believing it.
Fortunately, this time the wildlife photographer William Steel captured the perfect shot of the moment. This really looks like one monkey giving another CPR and mouth-to-mouth resuscitation.
“In what I can only describe as dramatic fashion, the female monkey fell to the floor, with both legs and arms spread out,” the photographer explained.
“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.”
The Gaborone Game Reserve in Botswana is where he captured these images and according to him, the performance was all a cry for attention from the female.
Though it looks very much like the monkey performing CPR on his partner, he’s in fact just grooming her while she has a lie-down.
Monkeys’ social community is largely based around ‘if you scratch my back, I’ll scratch yours’ policy. “Bonds are formed largely through grooming. I have often seen this extended to help clean wounds, and even nurse injured troop members,” William said.
“In my opinion, this compassion can sometimes be manipulated by attention-seeking individuals. It was an amusing moment to capture.” Also it’s pretty extraordinary and cute, don’t you think?
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