This is an older story but one that is worth sharing again. It happened back in 2008:
According to Monkey news outlet MonkeyDay.org, Jiaozuo City Zoo in China had a problem with an orphaned monkey being bullied by other larger monkeys so they gave him his own guard dog. That had to do something out of fear that the other monkeys would kill the little orphan.
Zoo spokesman told the China News Network, “So we put a dog in the monkey cage, hoping he can protect the orphan. Whenever the baby monkey gets bullied, he dashes up and drives the others away. And the baby monkey is also very smart. Each time he smells danger he runs to jump on the dog’s back and holds on tight.”
Unhappy about this orphan’s canine companion the higher ranking monkeys have tried to organize some kind of ambush…
“The alpha male monkey has been really unhappy since we sent in Sai Hu. He tried to organise several ambushes on the little monkey, but they all failed because of the dog,” the spokesman explained further.
Wow! A whole doggie and monkey soap opera unfolding! I couldn’t find any updates on how the dog and monkey thing worked out or if they are still together. Please let me know if you have any further information.