Friday, July 31, 2009

Monkey herds goats

At a plantation in India, a monkey herds dozens of goats. "Mani" takes the goats out for grazing and brings them back. She is said to make a strange noise when one of the goats is missing or when danger lurks.

Mani didn't receive training of any kind. According to the manager of the estate, she is as good as any shepherd. Though given her freedom, Mani prefers the company of goats. She and her baby play with the goats and their kids.

View National Geographic Video

Thanks to Kelly Cole for suggesting this link.