In a Russian zoo, the mother of a three-week-old squirrel monkey refused to carry him on her back, which would have been essential for it to survive the first months of its life. Fearing that Fedor the monkey would die, the director of Tyumen Zoo introduced him to her cat Rosinka who has never had babies of her own.
The cat surprisingly adopted the monkey and the animals have been living together ever since. Tatyana Antropova, the zoo director, says the monkey will stay with the cat for another month and will eventually be transferred back to the zoo to live with his relatives.
Hopefully the cat Rosinka can visit Fedor in the zoo on a regular basis. That way they can still remain friends and show the world that if a cat and a monkey can get along, what’s stopping the human race from cooperating for a change?