New BBC “Spy in the Wild” Reveals Touching Moment When Monkeys Mourn the ‘Death’ of a Monkey-Robot!
When we see animals behaving with emotion in the wild we tend to say things like, “Oh, so human like.” What if our perception of humanity was just the way that nature actually can be? BBC is releasing a brand new show, called Spy in the Wild, which hides cameras inside of animatronic animals in order to get an up close view of nature. When the BBC captured a tribe of Langur monkeys accidentally hurting their puppet camera, well, the results were just heartbreaking. Keep on reading to see how a tribe of Langur monkeys showed grief in the most human way possible.
Move over Steven Spielberg, your fake dinosaurs in Jurassic Park are no longer the cream of the crop. Spy in the Wild is the spiritual successor of the belovedPlanet Earth series. The concept is simple: hide cameras inside of animal puppets so that viewers at home can see how nature behaves without humans around.
To tease the upcoming series the BBC released a video showing a tribe of Langur monkeys interacting with their new hidden camera. As you can see, they were more than a little bit puzzled at the beginning! The immediate question most viewers will ask is this: Can the monkey’s tell the difference between their own kind and a robot ‘spy animal’?
Almost Life Like
While this puppet would never pass the eye test for a human, the scientists and researchers behind the show were amazed by how well it was received by the animals. Langur monkeys are one of the most common types of monkey in all of India.
A Shocking Development
The point of Spy in the Wild is to give us as close to an approximation of what their life is like when humans aren’t around. The results were absolutely stunning. The Langur tribe quickly took to the creature and soon it would be revealed just how strongly they came to care for the spy animal.