Monkey tears off eight-month-old baby's testicles as his mother changes his nappy at a Chinese zoo and EATS one before it can be caught
- Horrifying attack took place at Qianling Wildlife Park in Southwest China
- Chinese news report shows the infant recovering in hospital
- Monkey numbers at the zoo have recently exploded from 70 to 500
By DANIEL MILLER
PUBLISHED: 07:48 EST, 6 September 2013 | UPDATED: 11:27 EST, 6 September 2013
A mother watched in horror as a monkey tore off one of her eight-month-old baby's testicles at a Chinese zoo before running off and eating it.
The shocking incident, is understood to have taken place at the Guiyang Qianling Wildlife Park in Guìyáng, the capital of Guizhou province in Southwest China.
The mother was changing the infant's dirty nappy when the animal attacked, ripping off the testicle before dropping it onto the ground.
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Horrifying ordeal: Chinese television shows the infant recovering in hospital with his mother after he had his testicle ripped off by a monkey
An old man reportedly picked it up but a monkey then snatched it out of his hand before scampering away and eating it before it could be caught.
A Chinese news reports shows the baby recovering in a hospital bed with his mother looking over him. His injuries are not life threatening.
Monkey numbers at the open zoo have reportedly exploded from around 70 to 500 in recent years with the situation now apparently out of control.
Monkeys are fed by visitors at the Guiyang Qianling Wildlife Park in Guìyáng, Southwest China
The number of monkeys at the park has exploded from 70 to 500 in the last few years, according to Chinese news reports
Although they are fed three times a day by keepers, members of the public like to feed the monkeys too and while there are signs warning against doing so, they do not seem to be enforced.
Other footage shows one of the monkeys attacking a little girl, nipping her on the fingers as she reaches over to pet it.
The report mentions that the monthly incidents involving the monkeys at Guiyang, of varying degrees of severity, are running in the hundreds.
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