The monkey that became a midwife

The monkey that became a midwife

In an remarkably rare act, a female langur monkey becomes a midwife, helping another give birth

The langur monkey is about to give birth (credit: Tieliu Gu)

The langur monkey is about to give birth (credit: Tieliu Gu)

Giving birth can be a wonderful, literally life-affirming event. But one extraordinary monkey has taken it to a new level; by acting as a midwife to another monkey in the act of having a baby.

The incident is so rare it has never been recorded before in detail, or filmed or photographed. Read more.