Group of Monkeys Mourn the Loss of Their Robotic Friend

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When scientists placed an animatronic 'spy monkey' amongst a group of Langur monkeys they didn't quite anticipate what would happen next. The experiment was filmed as part of BBC One’s Spy in the Wild series which involves placing spy animals amongst their real life animal counterparts in order to capture what life is really like in the wild, however things take an emotional turn when the robotic monkey falls and appears to "die" in front of the group.

At first they're curious about their robotic friend and then try and include him in their group by babysitting him, however when he falls to the ground and fails to move they seem to think the still motionless monkey is now dead and begin to mourn for him in footage that's actually quite sad.