Even an animal naturally knows how to love and care for their infants. And the way this silvered leaf monkey showed her love and tender care for her baby was very similar to humans just like any other species of primates.
This makes me wonder why human mothers have the heart to just literally dump their babies as widely covered by Malaysian local press of late. To say such act is inhumane is even an understatement because if you say it is inhumane most probably we are referring it to an act by animal standard but then even animals do love their infants. Or maybe most animals especially mammals. So these humans are even worse than animals.
So think twice before you indulge in the momentary pleasure because the impact can be so huge and the sin will forever haunt you for the rest of your life.
Enough of rumblings. I almost forgot to tell you that the silvered leaf monkeys above were photographed on Bukit Malawati, Kuala Selangor when I visited Kuala Selangor with my family recently. Bukit Malawati is their natural habitat but they seemed very familiar with human presence and very tame. I was particularly attracted to this one as it was carrying her baby.
Something unique about the silvered leaf monkey baby is when born it is orange in colour but it takes about three months to develop its adult coats which is black with grey tips. That’s the miracle of God’s creation. Subhanallah.
Silvered leaf monkey (Trachypithecus cristatus) is called lutung in Malay. I overheard the conversation between two visitors on Bukit Malawati that the monkeys there looked different than the “usual” monkeys. Perhaps the “usual monkeys” they meant are the ubiquitous long-tailed macaque/crab-eating macaque (Macaca fascicularis) or kera in Malay which is native to South East Asia. Probably that two visitors do not have access to wikipedia.