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

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The perfect shot was captured by a photographer. It shows what appears to be one monkey performing CPR and mouth-to-mouth resuscitation.

William Steel, a wildlife photographer from Botswana captured the adorable vervet monkeys at Gaborone Game Reserve.

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Although it might seem like the monkeys are performing life-saving CPR, in reality, they are just grooming their pal while she lies down.

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.

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

“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.”

It’s cute!

If cheeky monkeys are your thing then you will struggle to find one more cheeky than this Balinese long-tailed monkey, who decided to take a better look at a woman’s top.

Jill was a bit embarrassed, but it made other tourists laugh.

She stated that they had warned her to stay calm if they approached her. I was shocked. The monkeys could have been hungry and were just looking for food.

[h/t]: LAD Bible

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