New Delhi: Here is an inspirational story of a Russian cat who adopted a baby squirrel monkey after he was abandoned by his mother at a zoo three weeks ago.
The 16-year-old cat called Rosinka, who's who has never had babies of her own, seems to be a kind-hearted as she has been letting the little primate cling to her back for warmth while comforting her.
Tatyana Antropova, the director of the zoo in the Siberian city of Tyumen, says she took the newborn monkey home after his mother refused to carry him on her back and introduced him to her cat Rosinka.
To her surprise, the cat accepted the baby monkey, who is called Fyodor, and they have been living together ever since.
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Antropova says that the elderly cat is getting a bit tired of the little monkey because he "is getting naughty" and "has started biting and pinching her."
She says Fyodor will stay with the cat for another month to get stronger and then will go back to the zoo to live with other squirrel monkeys.