Monkeys As Surrogate Children

People are adopting monkeys and treating them like a child.

PHOTOS: Monkeys As Surrogate Children

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It's estimated that there are 15,000 monkeys purchased as pets or surrogate children and living with humans in the United States alone. While many of the people who buy the monkeys may treat them as if they were little humans, these primates are from the South American rainforest and in their normal habitat spend two-thirds of the day feeding and hunting for their dinner. (Courtesy of the Johnson Family)
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