Zhong Shu, a farmer in eastern China, made the heartwarming discovery while tending to the herd. He told CCTV News that, for the past five days or so, the monkey and his unlikely new family have been inseparable:
"It seems the goats made [him] feel safe. Every time I came to shut goats in the fold at night, I found the monkey was either on the back of this goat or that goat. I tried to feed bananas to the monkey, but it did not eat and held on to the goat tightly."
Footage shows the fair-haired monkey clinging to the goats as they roam and graze, much as he would to his real mom in the wild.