Baby Monkey Sees Mom For 1st Time In Weeks, Reunion Caught On Camera
Marilyn Caylor 2/22/2018
When a student attending Kingsway High School in Amanzimtoti, South Africa, spotted a baby vervet monkey painfully hopping around on an injured leg, he called for help. A team of volunteers from the Umsizi Vervet Rescue Centre spent hours trying to catch the elusive little guy who they named Pearce.
Naturally his monkey family was very angry and upset that the naughty humans were chasing after their poor baby. They didn't understand that the rescuers were only trying to help the poor injured monkey!
After the team finally managed to nab the slippery little fella, they took him back to the center where a vet could treat his injuries. He spent several weeks under their expert care until his leg finally healed up good as new.
Pearce's family likely felt his absence and he definitely did. Poor little Pearce missed his mommy and his family had probably given up hope of ever seeing him again.
Thankfully, the organization's mission is to rehabilitate vervet monkeys, and they didn't want to keep Pearce any longer than necessary. When it was time to reintroduce Peace back into the wild, both he and the human volunteers were ready.
After he got the all-clear from the vet, it was time for him to finally go back home. They loaded him up in a pet taxi for his safety while transporting him back to the wild. Unfortunately, there was one big problem...
These monkeys are known to travel for many miles within their territory. The team searched for hours before they finally found his family chilling out on top of a small building near the school where he was originally found.
When Pearce's cage popped open, he instantly sped off towards his family. Despite his absence from his clan while recuperating, he knew immediately who his family members were and he was thrilled to see them!
They also recognized their little buddy Pearce right away. Their sweet reunion will leave you in tears!