Monkeys As Surrogate Children

People are adopting monkeys and treating them like a child.

PHOTOS: Monkeys As Surrogate Children

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Despite the joy Andy brought Sampey, she was devastated to find out after she bought her monkey that some monkeys are taken from their mothers. In some cases captors dart the mothers to sedate them when they separate the babies. Sampey felt horrible that she might have separated Andy from his mother and believes that he acted out because he was taken from his real mother and was suffering from the absence.

"He is a wild monkey," she said. "He is never gonna be domesticated. And it took me seven years to realize that." (Courtesy of Angelle Sampey)

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