For the past seven years, a small wire cage was Khai Now‘s only home.
With no space to jump or climb, the macaque often sat huddled into a corner to pass the time. He had likely been someone’s pet before being abandoned at a temple in Rayong Province, Thailand — a common backstory for the over 100 caged animals also living there.
Day after day, passersby would toss garbage, food scraps or even alcohol into Khai Now’s cage. He was so lonely and weak, but no one cared.