Macaque Successful Nursing

In December we rescued a juvenile Rhesus macaque monkey (Macaca mulatta) which was lying collapsed in the city. It was dehydrated and hypothermic. It had a maggot wound near its anus and tail, and lacerations to its right hind leg.


At the HIS hospital it was put on a drip to correct the dehydration and the wounds were cleaned and dressed. In the cold of a Jaipur winter considerable nursing efforts were made to keep the little monkey warm and comfortable.

The wounds were treated daily and the monkey fed daily on fruit by our dedicated and generous volunteer Yogendar ji.

Within a month of rescue the macaque had recovered from his injuries. He will join our growing troupe of macaque monkeys which once bonded into a social group will be released together into the jungle.

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Editor's note: The sterling work of these selfless volunteers has ensured the survival of many desperate and injured creatures. Please consider donating to their very worth cause by visiting their web page.