The baby monkey that's as thirsty as a dog: Caring mongrel suckles chimp separated from family back to healthMintu the caring mongrel has become something of a local celebrity in her tiny Bangladeshi village after adopting a baby monkey that was separated from its family and suckling it back to health.
Mintu added the orphaned simian to her litter of seven pups after angry villagers snatched it from a troop of monkeys that had been destroying their rice crops.
And to the astonishment of her British-Bangladeshi owners Mintu nursed the little creature back to full health and it now rides around on her back.
Caring Mintu the dog adopted this baby monkey as her own after angry villagers snatched it from a troop that had been destroying their rice crops
Plenty for everyone: Caring Mintu, suckles the little monkey alongside one of her seven pups
'Now the monkey lies down and sleeps with Mintu and the other puppies.'
Mr Reza said Mintu barks angrily if anyone disturbs the baby monkey.
Equally remarkable, he said, the monkey travels around the village riding on Mintu's back.
'It's a month since she joined the household, but she shows no sign of going back to the wild,' he said.
In mythology human brothers Romulus and Remus, the founders of Rome, were famously raised by a wolf