Even if this second owner intended to help Rattles, he didn’t know how to care for him properly. Langurs survive on a high-fiber diet, eating things like leaves, buds, flowers, bark, unripe fruits and plant shoots, according to Mansfield. Yet the owner had been feeding Rattles fruits and sweetened milk, which would have wreaked havoc on the baby monkey’s stomach.
“This is most likely one of the reasons why Rattles is in such a critical condition,” Mansfield said. “He would have most definitely died if we didn't go to him and give him that second chance.”