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