Monkeys As Surrogate Children

People are adopting monkeys and treating them like a child.

PHOTOS: Monkeys As Surrogate Children

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Sampey found her capuchin monkey, Andy, the same way thousands of other Americans found theirs: on the Internet. She bought him from a breeder in the Midwest and Andy was flown to Louisiana on an airplane. Sampey said little Andy brought her sheer joy.

"I was so happy. I had a baby," she said. "I could dress him, put a diaper on him, and he would drink bottles." (Courtesy of Angelle Sampey)

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