This is the incredible moment a newborn monkey is delivered through ce.sar.ean section, only minutes after its mother was mu.rde.red in a vehicle ac.cid.ent. The pregnant monkey was in.jur.ed by a car outside a temple in Nakhon Sawan, Thailand, and a witness ran over to conduct surgery with a knife.
Padtama Kedkuerviriyanon, 36, assisted the monkey’s birth despite having no medical experience. Ms Kedkuerviriyanon is seen in the video ski.llfully piercing the stomach of the deceased adult monkey and re.trieving the infant from the wo.mb.
At first, the newborn appears to have di.ed along with its mother, but after a few tense moments of Ms Kedkuerviriyanon performing heart massage, the newborn starts to breathe. The pregnant mother monkey was part of a troop of monkeys living at the temple who would be fed by visiting tourists.
Ms Kedkuerviriyanon makes a living selling monkey food to the tourists at the temple, and she witnessed the accident that killed the mother. She told Thai media that she has no veterinarian or medical training, and carried out the procedure from memory by thinking back to her own experience giving birth through a ces.arean section several years ago.
‘At the time, I was thinking to myself that the young monkey would di.e inside its deceased mother if I didn’t do something to help preserve it,’ she told Bangkok Post. According to Ms Kedkuerviriyanon, the tiny monkey is doing well under her care. She feeds it with a syringe on a daily basis, and the newborn monkey sleeps in her bed with her at night. She went on to say that she intends to raise it until it is strong enough to be released into the group.