VIDEO: Monkeys Grieve After Killing Robot That Spies On Them

Gray langur mother Sally holds her baby in its enclosure in Berlin's Zoo. (Photo Credit: JOHANNES EISELE/AFP/Getty Images)

Gray langur mother Sally holds her baby in its enclosure in Berlin’s Zoo. (Photo Credit: JOHANNES EISELE/AFP/Getty Images)

How do you film wildlife without being intrusive?

Create a robot with a built-in camera, of course. The BBC’s “Spy in the Wild” — narrated by David Tennant — is doing just that when they film their episodes, creating spy robots that look just like the animals they’re attempting to film.

While recently filming a group of langur monkeys, “Spy in the Wild” caught some footage they didn’t expect.

The langur monkeys weren’t content to let the robot baby monkey “Spy in the Wild” created to just sit in place. They wanted to interact with it, babysit it, coddle it… Sadly, the interactions led to the robot falling out of the tree.

Amazingly, the langur monkeys reacted as if this was the death of an actual baby monkey.

They gathered around the robot, grieved and hugged.

Wow, that’s powerful.

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