Regarding animal happiness, zoos have always been controversial. Even while they offer protection, it’s a well-known fact that a lot of animals would prefer to live outside if given the option. Who wouldn’t, after all, prefer being free in the wild to being confined?
Recently, the Zhengzhou Zoo in the central Chinese province of Henan witnessed an incredible event. A cunning Colombian white-faced capuchin monkey was seen on camera attempting to escape its glass enclosure in a video that quickly went viral. And how did it try to make such a bold escape? by means of a rock!
With a stone in its grasp, the monkey was observed examining the window and obviously making plans to get out. It started hitting the rock against the glass, breaking it in the process, with determination in its eyes. Witnesses were astounded by what they saw as they observed this bold and determined monkey.
Furthermore, it appears that this monkey has experience utilizing tools. While most monkeys only bite at walnuts, this one knew how to break them with tools, according to zoo employee Tian Shuliao. But shattering the glass was a whole new achievement for it.
The zoo’s authorities responded to this occurrence right away by clearing out all of the pebbles and anything else that might be dangerous from the enclosures. However, the issue was not so simple to resolve. It is obvious that this monkey’s attempt to flee was motivated by stress and a desire to return to its natural environment.
This incident is a potent reminder of how deeply ingrained an animal’s need for the wild is. It’s not just about a single monkey’s wish for independence; it’s about the universal yearning for all living things to be in their native environments, where they genuinely belong.
It is imperative that we, as animal lovers, fight for the conservation of wildlife and the preservation of their natural habitats. Let us endeavor to establish a world in which animals are not confined to man-made enclosures and may coexist peacefully with the natural world.