Heart-breaking moment baby monkey mourns dead mother

A baby sat clinging to his dead in a heart-breaking scene.

The died after touching a live wire near Gadag in South India on February 14.

The baby, which was playing in the vicinity, rushed to the and tried to wake her up.

As Hindus regard monkeys as sacred animals, local residents decided to give the dead a ritual burial.

They placed her on a makeshift platform and adorned her with a garland made of flowers. The baby sensing something was amiss sat clinging on to her.

The sight of the baby not letting go of his dead drew a large crowd there was no dry eye around.

Manohar Kulkarni, an eyewitness, said: “It was very tough to separate the baby from his . He has been adopted by an animal welfare organisation.”

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