The emotional reaction of a newborn monkey rescued from the clutches of an animal trafficker to clinging to the one thing that provides him security and affection in life: a toy pig, has stunned the globe.
This is the moment when Frank Cuesta, also known as Frank de la Jungla, a well-known and controversial Spanish activist and youtuber who resides in Thailand, demonstrated what occurred after he saved a newborn gibbon.
The incident occurred in Thailand, when Frank put his life on the line following a car he suspected was carrying animals for sale on the underground market.
It took a lot of courage for him to go through what he did. She opened the car door, unsure of what she might see. He was taken aback when he discovered this defenseless infant gibbon in a cage, terrified.
From that point on, the activist committed his life to mending her heart and teaching her how to protect herself. He reassured her with the plush pig, never thinking that the relationship he would form with her would be so profound.
Fortunately, Frank has the necessary room, knowledge, and resources to handle such scenarios.
“This is what we call a tree, youngster.” This is a collection of leaves. You, mate, are what you eat. See how they are branches? He tells the small monkey, “And this creature that rushes around, they’re ants.”
Though he notices that he has grown too connected to his toy, he chooses to attempt to take it away, much like moms who know what is best for their children even when they weep.
While the poor monkey screams helplessly, he replies, “You have to learn to hold on to the tree, I’m sorry.”
“This should have been taught to you by your mother,” he says the youngster, “but because she isn’t here, someone needs to demonstrate it to you.” “Nothing is wrong; everything is as it should be. Come on, try a little climbing; I know it’s difficult “The activist continues, moving the millions of people who have viewed the video.
Frank admits that he is still a baby and that this is the first time he has been alone in nature. And such an intense reaction is understandable after so much pain from being separated from his mother.
Then she learns how distressed he is when she attempts to pick him up again.
«He doesn’t trust the guy who feeds him, and he doesn’t want to stay in the tree, either. The fact that he was born in captivity is the safest bet ».
So, at some time, he turns to his unfailing ally: his toy. “Wait till you see his response when he finds ‘home.'” Frank points to the teddy animal and adds, “This is his abode.”
“These animals are apes, despite their resemblance to humans.” And you share many of the same human reactions. He is now protected, he does not weep, he does not tremble, he has very few possessions, and he is a happy monkey».
Frank treats the tiny monkey like the fragile, defenseless infant that he is in his small patch of serenity in Thailand, Min Buri. He converses with him, feeds him, takes naps with him, and explains things to him so that he understands. He makes a pit stop in a few days to take him to a specialized wildlife facility to provide him a better life, especially because he wants to strengthen him.
And it is that all of this animal lover’s efforts are vital since gibbon monkeys are a unique species that only lives in trees with their family, rather than in groups like other monkeys. As a result, the harm done to him by the traffickers is unspeakable.
The fact that these monkeys have unusually lengthy hands and can dislocate their wrists is a unique feature. It is an essential condition since, being the world’s fastest apes, it allows them to travel through the trees and run from predators at speeds of up to 55 kilometers per hour.