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Since the monkey could walk without assistance next morning, we set it on a big stone near our place providing it with a bunch of grapes. Moving from stone to stone it scrambled over a fence and finally found itself in its native jungle. Its mom was waiting for it there. The matured monkey which was keeping an eye on us yesterday came back to meet its daughter! Later I enjoyed observing them eating peacefully the leaves of a cinnamon tree through the kitchen window before they vanished into the foliage. Maybe it will pay a visit some day, who knows? As for me, I know only one man who is a real friend of black monkeys in our area – my friend Chaminda from Hikkaduwa 👍🏽

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Sanjaya who was visiting us this evening said there was an incident on the way when a baby monkey fell down from the power line and obviously suffered an electric shock. When we came to the spot there was already a crowd of confused people who kept chasing away the hungry dogs. The monkey who was unable to move helplessly sat on a village doorstep. It was sad to see how the monkey’s mom separated from its baby by a twist of fate kept worrying about the kid while sitting on the top of a very high palm tree. We had to take the little monkey home for a while to save it from the dogs that could have bitten the poor thing to death. After having a crushed banana the monkey cuddled on the soft fabric bag and fell asleep. Our cat Phoenix tried to play with it a bit but then routinely made up his bed on the keyboard of the laptop. Long time ago Phoenix was brought to us from a big cat family and he also felt very lonely at first. In the evening the rain came pouring down. Coming downstairs I found the two new friends sleeping peacefully in the study. Phoenix was enjoying its warm keyboard on the laptop while the baby monkey was dozing under the desk nearby.

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