Wildlife workers from the Nature Reserve Bureau in Yunnan, China, recently tried to release two rescued monkeys back into the wild, but one of them came back scared and clung to the leg of his carer.
Both monkeys were rescued from wildlife smugglers. Monkeys in China are usually smuggled for meat, medicine, lab experiments, pets or entertainment.
The baby on the video can be seen wondering off for a bit but then rushing back to be with his carer.
“He was fed by people for a long time; he is used to depending on human beings. It is difficult for him to survive in the wild. One reason is that he is too small. Another reason is that he needs more food now. So we’ll feed him for a longer period of time and release him after a re-wilding training,” the feeder explains on the video.