Namita Das has two grown up children, but she continues to breastfeed her pet monkey. Complete with photos.

Namita, a middle-aged woman who lives in India’s north-eastern Tripura state and is a government worker, describes Buru, the pet monkey, as her third child.



“Yes, I breastfeed him. He is my son,” says Namita, caressing the monkey.



More than four years ago, her woodcutter husband found a dying baby monkey under a tree after a fierce storm.



He brought the animal home in Chandrapur village on the outskirts of the Udaipur town in Tripura’s South District.



“The monkey fell ill after the storm , in which it lost its parents. I decided to bring him up with my daughters,” says Namita.



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