Heartbreaking Moment Grieving Mother Monkey Won’t Leave Infant’s Side

This is the heartbreaking scene where a grieving mother monkey couldn’t leave her dying infant’s side.

In the emotional images and video footage, the mother langur can be seen sitting distraught in a tree, the infant draped in her hands.

From that moment, the mother tried encouraging the infant – believed to be two days old – to feed, as well as interacting with other langurs, but to no avail.

Photographer Archna Singh captured the moment during the height of a heatwave in Ranthambhore National Park, Rajasthan, India, speculating that this may have caused the infant’s death.