This footage shows the horrific wounds suffered by poor monkey which was found severely burnt after it was ‘deliberately’ thrown into fire pit or barbecue.
The incident occurred after a team from the Rehabilitation Centre for Wildlife (CROW) admitted a female monkey with shocking burns after it was found on the grounds of a school in the Phoenix settlement near the city of Durban in the South African state of KwaZulu Natal.
The team said the poor monkey’s wounds appeared to have been caused by an act of cruelty, with experts believing the animal was thrown into a fire pit or barbecue.
In the video, the team can be seen checking on the injured monkey in a cage with its skin severely burnt.
The video explains that the team decided to out the monkey down to end its suffering and they wrote online: “Once in a while, a case comes along that has everyone in the ops room silent and weeping. Today was such a day at CROW.
“Her deep wounds (covering her whole body) are not fresh, so she must have been living in immense pain for some time- with even the slightest movement bringing intense waves of stinging, burning and agony. The rain a few nights ago must have at least brought some relief to her hot, burning wounds.
“Due to the extent of her wounds, the decision was made to humanely euthanise her and finally end her suffering. In her final moments she was held, loved and cared for.”
The organisation said they were mourning for the monkey, adding that its life was taken “in the most horrific way”.
Local media report daily reports of monkeys being shot with air and pellet guns as well as other acts of cruelty have been received by animal organisations in South Africa during the country’s coronavirus lockdown.
It is unclear if the case has been reported to the police.
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