Thankfully, Elizabeth was rescued as soon as news of this incident reached the ears of authorities. It took a while but she slowly began to heal – physically, mentally and emotionally.“She was about 8 years old when we found her. Elizabeth would steal fruits and vegetables from a local store. The owner was frustrated with her thievery and decided to act. He threw acid on her when she snuck in the next day.”
“Elizabeth lost her eyesight, and with that, a part of her died. As an experiment, we introduced her to a young orphan. The maternal instinct worked like a charm. Today, you can’t tell she is a blind macaque, especially when you see her be a mother to the young ones who need nurturing.”
Rani was raised as a pet. She lived chained in a cage for over a decade. Although she was well-loved and cared for, she lost her natural instincts. She would have died in the wild. As macaques are illegal to own as pets, Rani had to be confiscated from her owners.“This is the story behind most of our macaques. They get blinded, lose their limbs, left orphaned, and sometimes develop such a strong bond with the humans from their time in captivity that it takes a lot of effort to help rehabilitate them so they can be released in the wild again.”
"Sometimes, a macaque who has spent a long time in captivity, never really forgets his bond to the human world. It is quite dangerous to release these creatures into the wild as they will eventually find their way back to our world and end up getting hurt all over again."
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