An incredibly human-like scene has been captured on video at the Zoological Wildlife Foundation in Florida earlier this week. It shows a monkey consoling his sad friend in a way each of us would immediately recognize as human.
Angelica was filmed at her enclosure at the Zoological Wildlife Foundation in Miami, mournfully putting one hand to her eyes. Thankfully, however, she had someone to console her and we see Toby coming to the rescue with a bit of loving.
Toby gently puts his arm around his pal and proceeds to give her shoulders a massage. It is unknown why Angelica was upset, but perhaps it had something to do with the outfit she was wearing — she and Toby are dressed in miniature summer ensembles.
The pair are capuchin monkeys — a species which is common throughout the Amazon in a variety of forest types.
Capuchin monkeys are omnivores — they eat not only veggitables like fruits, nuts, seeds and buds, but also insects, spiders, birds’ eggs, and small vertebrates.
The footage of Toby and Angelica, which was posted to Instagram, quickly attracted thousands of likes, with viewers being completely captivated by the scene.
1. Angelica the moenkey (left) was filmed in her enclosure at the Zoological Wildlife Foundation in Miami, Florida, sorrowfully putting one hand to her eyes.
2. Thankfully she had someone to console her, and footage shows Toby coming to save the day with a bit of loving.
3. The male primate gently puts an arm around his pal.
4. Toby then proceeds to give Angelica a shoulder massage.
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