Zoo keeper shows amazing dedication
A zoo keeper leapt into action to save a constipated baby monkey - by licking its bum with his tongue.
The tiny Francois' leaf monkey ate a peanut thrown into its cage but was too small to pass it in the normal way.
Zhang Bangsheng, 50, a keeper at Wuhan Zoo in China, said the monkey's life had been in danger.
First, he washed its bottom with warm water and then licked it for a full hour before it eventually defecated the peanut.
Zhang said the monkey was too small for medication so his unconventional approach was the only way to save it.
He "laughed with satisfaction" when the little monkey finally delivered the nut, according to the China Smack news website.
Zhang had noticed that it was ill the day after putting it on public show for the first time and worked out what had happened after spotting peanut shells on the ground.
His selfless devotion struck a mark with some of our readers including Kim Ewbank who commented: "That's dedication for you. But can't help thinking - eugh!"
But the wittiest response came from a reader called Robert who commented: "Sorry to say it, but it came out a treat."
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what do you think?
Thats dedication for you. but can`t help thinking eugh!
You know who to call if the rhino's get thrush!
Well done Mr Zoo keeper, but wouldnt your little finger and a bit of lube done the job.
Sorry to say it, but it came out a treat.
Couldnt he have used warm water and cotton wool? And dedication? No, that is not dedication, it is wrong on so many levels
Well, yes, it does state that he DID try warm water first... not a very appealing approach, but it evidently worked!
Julie 'Bluebell' Ryalls
Hold on, he looks a bit like one of Cameron's pro-Murdoch supporters
there,s a b um licker in every work place
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Looks over the coments and sees the phantom minus voter has been here. There is something odd about this story becuse i fail to see how licking a monkeys butt will make the peanut any smaller or make the but hole any bigger. More likely a man cought doing something strange to a monkey by his coworkers and ohh erm yeh well there was this peanut and well........................
With that skill, this man will go far in the corporate world
Mmmm "Are you doing that because he ate that nut?" "What Nut?"
Mr Bangsheng - Kim Kardashian's agent wants to talk to you urgently about a movie deal.
Haha, have you noticed the look on monkeys face. Lol.
Probably doing what the monkeys mum should of done.....
I'm afraid the monkey would have died if it was up to me!
Renee Ann Brier
Thanks for saving the monkey but that is just super gross!!!! Ewww