Zoo monkey eats her child’s corpse after carrying it round for days

A feminine drill monkey, named Kumasi, inspects her toddler son’s corpse as one other drill watches on. (Picture credit score: Primates/Casetta et al. 2023)

A monkey from a zoo in Europe was not too long ago seen carrying round her child’s corpse for a number of days after it died. Then she devoured her personal little one. The mom’s uncommon actions could enhance her probabilities of having one other little one sooner or later, specialists say.

In August 2020, the feminine drill (Mandrillus leucophaeus), named Kumasi, gave start to a son on the Dvůr Králové safari park within the Czech Republic. However eight days later, the toddler died — the reason for demise was by no means decided however the toddler was not deemed to be sick when it was born. 

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