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COVID-19 Good Samaritans

Starving Monkeys and Stray Dogs Get A Meal A Day

Saurav Rimal is finding joy in feeding monkeys and dogs that had descended in search of food and water at this time.

In this hour of universal need, our primate cousins ape us faithfully as ever.

When Saurav Rimal saw monkeys lined up with the homeless by the roadside at his home outside he was intrigued. “I had never seen them earlier,” he remembers wondering.

A local man then informed him that the monkeys had des­cended in troupes from Pashupati and Swayambunath a pilgrim spot loc­ated on a forested hillock nearby. Used to being fed by hundreds of pilgrims to the temple on the hillock, the monkeys were hit hard when the lockdown closed the place. The starving, desperate simians had now come down to the main road to partake of the food distributed to the homeless.

. In the brewing human crisis, someone had to help our animal friends .

Saurav Rimal ,32 and Smile Nepal decided to take fruits and breads, rice along with drinking water up to spot at noon every day to feed the monkeys and street dogs . “The moment they saw us with food they came running towards us and started helping themselves to the cut bananas from the basket even before we could spread them evenly. We also filled water in half a dozen drinking bowls,” he says.

Thanks to Saurav Rimal for great support .The monkeys had variety in food too–water melon , banana one day, papaya the next and on the day after. “There are about 150 monkeys and stray dogs in kathmandu valley and we were happy that they could be fed at least once a day.

Your help will be very important to support our animal friends. If you want to support please contact Smile Nepal org. 9851031410 or whatsapp/viber at 9851249147 or ebanking process (esewa/khalti ) – 9851139412