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Last Updated: Thursday August 26 2010 13:04 GMT

In pics: Macaque monkey adopts abandoned kitten

Monkey adopts cute kitten

This abandoned cat has found a new home with a new owner... a long-tailed macaque monkey!

Monkey adopts cute kitten

The ginger kitten has been adopted by a monkey who's really protective of his new friend - he even covers the cat with a big leaf if he's worried about its safety.

Monkey adopts cute kitten

When people or younger male monkeys try to get close to the cat, the monkey gets angry!

Monkey adopts cute kitten

A tourist in Indonesia caught the cute friends on camera when she was visiting a monkey park. She thinks the cat may have been abandoned by its owners in a nearby town.

Monkey adopts cute kitten

She said she watched the pair for 30 minutes and reckons she saw no sign of the kitten wanting to leave: "It seemed pleased with the affection," she said.