Undertoad Monday Feb 4 02:08 PM
2/4: Woman breastfeeding monkey
Namita Das says she was spurred to suckle it by a combination of maternal and religious feelings.
She recently gave birth after many years of trying for a baby and felt the need to save the animal because she is a devotee of the Hindu monkey god Hanuman.
The monkey was found almost dead by her woodcutter husband in a forest clearing outside Chandrapur village in Tripura state.
The Pragati newspaper reports hundreds of people have turned up to see Das feed the monkey.
Local school teacher Ballabh Saha said: "We can't help feeling touched by her concern for the monkey. It's like she believes it is her own child."
jeni Monday Feb 4 02:52 PM
reminds me of tori amos.
Griff Monday Feb 4 02:57 PM
Looks cool but it makes me wonder about the possibility of this intimate contact passing viruses between species.
Joe Monday Feb 4 04:14 PM
That is just WRONG.
And yeah, who knows what that monkey could catch!
Slight Monday Feb 4 10:45 PM
To Joe and Griff all I have to say is "Moo!"
kaleidoscopic ziggurat Tuesday Feb 5 10:33 AM
it would get my irony award if the woman was breastfeeding a calf.
classicman Sunday Mar 15 06:05 PM
bump - was looking for that thread about the woman and the monkey in NY was it - stumbled upon this.
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