Monkey hugs leg rather than live in the wild

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When southwest China’s nature protection authorities released two monkeys into the wild, one headed back and gripped the leg of a staff member, unwilling to leave.

Monkey hugs leg rather than live in the wild

When southwest China's nature protection authorities released two monkeys into the wild, one headed back and gripped the leg of a staff member, unwilling to leave.

The Jingdong nature conservation department and local forest police released the two monkeys, including a macaque monkey and a little stump-tailed macaque, into the Wuliang Mountain National Nature Reserve in southwest China’s Yunnan Province.

“The place where they are released today relatively fits their living environment. The food is not much but is enough for surviving,” said Lu Chengrong, staff member of the local natural conservation department, responsible for releasing the two monkeys.

While the big one climbed up the tree as soon as its leash was untied, the little one returned from the forest and was reluctant to part with Lu.

The little one was raised by people and relied on people for food, Lu said, so the department decided to bring the monkey back for training and then try to release it again in the future.

This story is compiled with information from The CCTV News Content.