A monkey in southern India seems to have a serious case of ‘doggy love’ and has ‘adopted’ a homeless puppy.
The rhesus macaque has taken the deserted dog beneath its wing – and now the pair are inseparable.
Bizarrely, he even clutches the puppy to its chest as it leaps from a tree – as the dog holds on.
Mystery: Quite how the pair became such firm friends is unknown – but now they do everything together, from eating, cleaning and even climbing trees
Fine dining: The puppy might have to become used to vegetarianism, however, as the monkey tends to feed it fruit and vegetables that it finds around the city of Erode, Tamil Nadu in southern India