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Purr-tective custody

Remarkable images of a wild macaque monkey who appointed himself stepdad to a kitten abandoned in a forest in Bali, Indonesia, were captured by an amateur photographer.

A wild monkey has adopted an abandoned kitten and is caring for it as his own. The long-tailed macaque monkey was spotted in a forest in the Ubud region of Bali, Indonesia, protectively nuzzling and grooming the kitten.

Anne Young

The extraordinary sight of the wild monkey that adopted a ginger kitten was captured by vacationing amateur photographer Anne Young in Bali's Monkey Forest Park.

Anne Young

Amateur photographer Anne Young reported that the wild macaque was very protective of the abandoned kitten he adopted, and even tried to hide the feline from her lens with a large leaf.

Anne Young

After picking up the kitten abandoned in a Balinese monkey preserve, the wild male macaque carried the cat off into the forest.

Pic: Anne Young/solentnews.co.uk / Solent News & Photo Agency

Amateur photographer Anne Young reported that the abandoned kitten adopted by a wild macaque responded to its new stepparent by snuggling into the monkey.

Anne Young