Baby macaque monkey grieves mother's loss by holding on to stuffed animals

A baby macaque monkey is reportedly coping with the loss of his mother by holding on to stuffed animals, reports The Dodo.

The Wildlife Friends Foundation Thailand recently released a Facebook post about the monkey named Mongkood who they believe is at most two months old.

The group suspects he was "poached from the wild, witnessing the murder of his family and then sold" as a pet.

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A 15-day-old stump-tailed macaque looks at artificial flowers inside a incubator at a zoo, ahead of the upcoming Chinese Lunar New Year of the Monkey, in Hangzhou, Zhejiang province, February 5, 2016. REUTERS/Chance Chan
A macaque is seen on a tree at Khao Yai national park in Thailand July 18, 2016. Picture taken July 18, 2016. REUTERS/Jorge Silva
A macaque is seen on a tree at Khao Yai national park in Thailand July 18, 2016. Picture taken July 18, 2016. REUTERS/Jorge Silva
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A wild macaque eats a tangerine left by visitors on a tree branch, in rain at a wildlife park on Qianling Mountain, in Guiyang, Guizhou province January 9, 2015. Picture taken January 9, 2015. REUTERS/Stringer (CHINA - Tags: ANIMALS SOCIETY ENVIRONMENT) CHINA OUT. NO COMMERCIAL OR EDITORIAL SALES IN CHINA
A baby long-tailed macaque grabs food during the annual Monkey Buffet Festival at the Pra Prang Sam Yot temple in Lopburi, north of Bangkok November 30, 2014. The festival provides food and drinks to the local monkey population, which numbers more than 2,000, to thank them for drawing tourists to the town. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj (THAILAND - Tags: SOCIETY ANIMALS)
Maomao, a 2-month-old stump-tailed macaque cub, hangs from the edge of a wooden box which serves as her temporary enclosure, at a wild animal park in Hangzhou, Zhejiang province December 28, 2014. Picture taken December 28, 2014. REUTERS/China Daily (CHINA - Tags: ANIMALS SOCIETY) CHINA OUT. NO COMMERCIAL OR EDITORIAL SALES IN CHINA
CENTRAL SULAWESI, INDONESIA - MARCH 06: A baby Black Sulawesi Macaque holds toothbrush at Trans Sulawesi road on March 06, 2017 in Donggala, Central Sulawesi Province, Indonesia. Black Sulawesi Macaques are endemic animals and are protected increasingly as they are critically endangered species of primate only found on the island of Sulawesi, Indonesia. PHOTOGRAPH BY Sijori Images / Barcroft Images London-T:+44 207 033 1031 E:hello@barcroftmedia.com - New York-T:+1 212 796 2458 E:hello@barcroftusa.com - New Delhi-T:+91 11 4053 2429 E:hello@barcroftindia.com www.barcroftimages.com (Photo credit should read Sijori Images / Barcroft Images / Barcroft Media via Getty Images)
UBUD, BALI, INDONESIA - JANUARY 03: A monkey sits in a tree inside the Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary on January 03, 2016 in Ubud, Bali, Indonesia. (Photo by Isa Foltin/Getty Images)
TABANAN, BALI, INDONESIA - DECEMBER 29: A Monkey beside the street between Buyan sea and Bratan sea on December 29, 2016 in Tabanan, Bali, Indonesia. (Photo by Isa Foltin/Getty Images)
TABANAN, BALI, INDONESIA - DECEMBER 29: A Monkey sits on a stone beside the street between Buyan sea and Bratan sea on December 29, 2016 in Tabanan, Bali, Indonesia. (Photo by Isa Foltin/Getty Images)
NAGANO, JAPAN - DECEMBER 16: Japanese macaque, also known as snow monkey, is seen outside a hot spring at Jigokudani Monkey Park in Nagano Prefecture, Japan on December 16, 2016. Established in 1964, Jigokudani Monkey Park allows visitors to observe the monkeys in their natural habitat, as they bathe in the hot springs. (Photo by Daniel Cardenas/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
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This photo taken on December 16, 2016 shows macaques monkeys playing on a motorbike in the grounds of a temple in Jaipur in the Indian state of Rajasthan. / AFP / DOMINIQUE FAGET (Photo credit should read DOMINIQUE FAGET/AFP/Getty Images)
KATHMANDU, KATHMANDU DISTRICT, NEPAL - 2016/10/11: A monkey, rhesus macaque (Macaca mulatta), is sitting on a wall at Swayambhunath temple, eating an ice cream, aerial view on the houses of the city and a rainbow behind. (Photo by Frank Bienewald/LightRocket via Getty Images)
JIYUAN, CHINA - SEPTEMBER 20: A forest ranger Surnamed Kuang, plays with a one-month-old macaque, he found motherless in the reserve on September 20, 2016 in Jiyuan, china. The ranger said the macaque cub was dying after its mother died and he will train the cub and set it free to the forest once it grows up. PHOTOGRAPH BY Feature China / Barcroft Images London-T:+44 207 033 1031 E:hello@barcroftmedia.com - New York-T:+1 212 796 2458 E:hello@barcroftusa.com - New Delhi-T:+91 11 4053 2429 E:hello@barcroftindia.com www.barcroftimages.com (Photo credit should read Feature China / Barcroft Images / Barcroft Media via Getty Images)
The Assam macaque is a macaque of the Old World monkey family native to South and Southeast Asia. Since 2008, the species has been listed as Near Threatened by IUCN, as it is experiencing significant declines due to hunting, habitat degradation and fragmentation.
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Though he was rescued soon after, the foundation writes that "Little Mongkood is still bewildered and confused as where his mother has gone. He is still crying for his mothers' care and love, scared and unsure of what his future holds."

As such, he appears to be finding comfort in some stuffed animals they have given him.

According to the foundation, his species, the Northern pig-tailed macaque, has been categorized as vulnerable, with a high rate of population decline that is expected to continue.

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