A baby monkey was pictured crying over the corpse of its dead mother in a heartbreaking video.
The mother was knocked down by a speeding car while she was crossing the road in southern India.
The baby, seeing its mother had been hurt, rushed to its side and tried to wake her up.
It then hugged her and kept its ears to her chest as if checking for a heartbeat,the Times of India reported. As soon as it realised its mother had died it started to weep.
Villagers at the scene of the accident cried as they watched the baby monkey desperately try to revive its dead mother.
Witness K Saravanan said: ‘Losing a loved one will be painful not just for human beings. Animals too mourn. We
saw the young monkey weeping over the carcass of its mother.’
Police kept the baby monkey away from the corpse while villagers carried it to a local burial ground.
There they conducted final rites of the mother monkey along with police and forestry officials.
Villager G Sathyanarayanan said: ‘The baby monkey jumped from one tree to another tree and followed us when we carried the carcass.’