This adorable story from Wildlife Friends Foundation Thailand (WFFT) shows one of the most unlikely inter-species friendships between Jo Jo the long-tailed macaque and Alan the domestic stray cat. Check out these adorable photos!
Tom Taylor, who is the Assistant Director of WFFT told NDTV that Alan had been hanging around the macaque field, however, staff only noticed last week Alan interacting with Jo Jo.
“They spend time up on the platforms in the enclosure, relaxing, sleeping and grooming each other,” Tom stated.
WFFT added that even though this isn’t an ideal situation and something that isn’t encouraged, Alan is completely unharmed and even shares food with the macaques. The feelings are mutual with Jo Jo to loving the company.
Taylor also noted that the WFFT has never seen such a friendship between a monkey and a cat before and they are trying to get even more photos of the pair together.
Even if it is unlikely, Alan and Jo Jo are currently sharing a beautiful friendship and their relationship highlights an extremely important message. Despite the bonds we humans share with our pets, people often overlook the emotional capabilities of other animals. At the end of the day, we’re not all so different from one another and we could all benefit from being more compassionate.
For more on this pair, visit Wildlife Friends Foundation Thailand‘s Facebook page.
Photo credits: Wildlife Friends Foundation Thailand