135. Japan's odd couple
137. Donkey and Wolf
Childless couple in Andhra adopts monkey
Report: Prasaad Bhosekar and Madhusudhan Reddy
Hyderabad: A childless couple in Andhra Pradesh
has adopted a monkey and made it their daughter.
When the monkey came to their house, they gave it
food and since then the monkey is their daughter.
Right from brushing teeth to giving milk and
wearing new frocks. everything is done.... because
the couple had dreamt of a daughter when they got
They have named the monkey Anjali who has been
with them for seven years now. They pamper her
like a real daughter.
Siva Reddy, a farmer by profession and his wife
Lakshmi always dreamt of a daughter.
According to Siva Reddy, "`We feel content in
life after Anjali has come to us...we look after
her as our daughter...even during nights she
doesn't sleep alone...she sleeps with us."
Before Anjali came into their lives Siva Reddy
and Lakshmi had a baby boy... but unfortunately
that child died within a few days of birth due to
complications... after that they never had the
fortune of having another child. Now Anjali is
their world and life.
In fact the bond is so strong that Anjali is
never left alone in the house and the couple have
not gone out of their village together even for a
day. One of them stays in the house if the other
goes out of station.
As per Lakshmi, "It is not at all a burden on
us... by God's grace we are a happy family now. Anjali likes us very much and we like Anjali very