Grieving baby monkey tries to wake dead mum up after she’s electrocuted

A grieving baby monkey was filmed trying to wake up their dead mum after she was electrocuted.

The baby Golden Langur monkey is seen crying over its mum's lifeless body and nudging her in a futile attempt to revive her.

The heartbreaking footage was was shot on February 12, at around 3pm, by teams at the Kakoijana reserve forest near the city of Bongaigaon, in Assam, India, according to local reports

The baby langur, indigenous to Assam and some parts of neighbouring Bhutan, appears to be very distressed and nuzzling its head against its mum's fur.

Reports indicate that the adult monkey had been electrocuted but that doesn't stop the baby from frantically circling its mum in case she wakes up.

Later in the clip two humans scoop the monkey mum up in a piece of fabric to take her away for burial.

It is not the first time monkeys have died due to contact with power lines.

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Elsewhere in India, a legal notice has been served on authorities to remove electrical power cables installed inside Mymensingh’s Santoshpur Reserve Forest, which have previously caused burns and death.

People for Animal Welfare (PAW) Foundation, a voluntary organisation working for animal rights, served the legal notice dated January 8.

Like their names suggest golden langurs have golden fur and are noted for their black faces and tails up to half-a-metre long.

The monkeys' fur also changes colours according to the weather.

The species, which typically prefers to live high up in the trees, is said to be endangered, with only 6,000 remaining in the wild.

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