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Published on 10 Jul 2014 | over 4 years ago

Part of this footage has been published before.

Another extended version without the hardcoded captions is here youtu.be/NzImozIcYB0 However it contains more explicit images of a dead animal, proceed with cautions.

Instead of it lying to waste it should be available in its entirety for people to view.

The bond between a mother and her baby is strong, and remains so even after death.

Just want to clarify a few things :

1. There is no through road through the country park where some 2,000 macaques of Hong Kong live. Traffic is normally light and slow as it is a cul de sac and winding uphill all the way.

2. The mother had not been injured whatsoever - she might appear so to some as she seemed to be limping in one or two clips but all she was doing was trying not to step on her baby that she was dragging along.

3. The baby had probably died from a fall, my guess is as her head and mandibles were smashed. Some of the trees which this particular troop likes to hang around are pretty tall, a few reaching over 10 m plus.

4. In a few clips you may find something bright red lying on the road - that was a red plastic bag commonly used by fruit stalls in Hong Kong. They are normally all over the place after people come and feed the monkeys. It's not as some imagine it to be a chunk of meat.

5. The baby was long dead before I stumbled upon them. Even other members of the troop might appear to be indifferent to the plight of the poor mother the second you try to venture too near to the mother or any other infants, the troop would become violent and start to attack. I had been bitten twice in the past so I learnt. To rescue any individual you have to wrestle with the whole troop and that normally would be beyond a passer-by 's capability.
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