Boy and Wild Monkeys Make Unlikely Friends
In a small village in southeast India, a toddler has reportedly "befriended" a troop of monkeys.
Video shows the boy at about a year old poking and prodding a group of gray langurs, a small species of old world monkey that has a large population in this region.
Following them around, the boy lightly tugs at their tails and gives the monkeys a chase. In turn, the monkeys leap around, chasing him back. Upon first impression, the exchange appears similar to rough housing among human children.
Local news outlets have been describing the interactions as a remarkable "friendship" between human and monkeys.
It's not the first time accounts have surfaced about people who share strong bonds with our wild cousins.
In both instances, people