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In the picture: Found this cute family of Rhesus Macaques during an early morning bird walk at Jigme Dorji National Park in Bhutan.
At first glance I thought the kiddo was smiling, too good to be true, I took a closer look and it appeared that the infant was actually shivering and seemed to be unwell.
Look at the parents, the way they are holding their offspring and the worry in their eyes. I don’t intend to anthropomorphize but isn’t this very close to how we react to such situations? Looking at their emotions, my eyes welled up subconsciously, hope this baby recovered soon.
Rhesus Macaque: Also, known as the Rhesus Monkey, belongs to the Old World category and is among the best known. Northern portions of India, Thailand, Vietnam, and South China are just a few of the places where they are found. Apparently, they have the largest geographical location of any primate in the world other than humans. What we find in Southern India are Bonnet macaques, which are endemic to this geography.