A Chinese zoo keeper has reportedly saved the life of a tiny monkey by licking its bottom for an hour.
Zhang Bangsheng leapt into action after noticing his young charge had eaten a peanut and was in pain because he couldn't pass it.
The monkey, a three-month-old Francois Langur, was spotted looking unwell at Wuham Zoo, surrounded by peanut shells that had been thrown in by visitors.
Bangsheng, 50, realised the critter, who is too small to ingest medicine, was in trouble and washed its bottom with warm water before licking it until it was able to excrete the nut, China Smack reported, via The Wuhan Evening.
Bangsheng apparently “laughed with satisfaction” after the tiny monkey finally passed the obstruction.
Several outlets are questioning the authenticity of the claims, but if this is indeed true, talk about going above and beyond the call of duty...
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