Chinese Zoo Keeper Licks Monkey Butt to Save Its Life

Zhang Bangsheng licks monkey’s butt for an hour to help it defecate

Zhang Bangsheng with the monkey. Photo:

A Chinese zoo keeper licked a monkey’s butt in order to save its life after the monkey ate a peanut thrown into its cage, reports chinaSMACK.

50-year-old Zhang Bangsheng, a monkey caretaker at Wuhan Zoo in China, used warm water to wash a small Francois’ Leaf Monkey’s buttocks and then licked it for a full hour, until the little monkey defecated the peanut.

Since the peanut was too big to pass through the monkey’s butt, and the monkey was too small for medication, Zhang’s unconventional approach was the only way to save it. Mr Bangsheng “laughed with satisfaction” after the monkey finally defecated the peanut.

via Gawker