A baby monkey is best friends with a tiger cub at the Hengshui Wildlife Park in northern China’s Hebei Province. This rare pair’s adorable friendship has gone viral after a video of them playing started circulating on social media.
On Thursday, the Wildlife Park shared a cute video of the baby monkey riding on the back of the tiger cub. The video was published on Douyin, the Chinese version of TikTok. The monkey, also known as Ban Jin, is best friends with the three-month-old tiger cub named September.
The video shows Ban Jin struggling to climb on Septembers back. However, the baby monkey is successful in piggybacking on it’s friends back. Ban Jin seems to be enjoying his ride on the tigers back! Moreover, another baby monkey watches the pair have fun together from a distance.
Ms. Dai, a park manager told MailOnline, “They like to spend time together. We would let them play together sometimes. At first, Ban Jin was quite afraid [of the tiger]. But they quickly became familiar with each other and are now best friends.”
The video has gained a lot of attention on social media and has amassed more than 200,000 views on Douyin.
Hengshui Wildlife Park is situated in Wuyi County. The park has designated areas for various animals and allows people to interact with the animals as well. Not only this, but there is also a rose garden wedding area available too. Furthermore, there are in total 9 categories and 76 species of animals in this wildlife park.
This unusual pair has gained famed everywhere. Tigers are known for their fierce nature but September, the cub, seems very friendly with the monkey. Aren’t they adorable?