Couple leave riches to monkey

An Indian couple are leaving all of their money to their pet monkey, Chunmun.
MONKEY

Brajesh and Shabista Srivastava adopted the orphaned primate, Chunmun, in 2005, and now feel so close to the furry creature they are determined to ensure he lives a happy life if they pass away before him.

Mrs Srivastava, 45, explained: “People might say we are mad, they might even ridicule us. But we know how valuable Chunmun is to us. We are childless and Chunmun is a son to me.

“We want to ensure that even when we are not alive, Chunmun’s life is not affected and he continues to live the way he does.”

The animal – which is expected to live for a further 30 years – has been praised by the couple for bringing them success in their businesses, and has a private air-conditioned room in their home in northern India where he lives with his mate, Bitti.

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