Monkey Makes Great 'Cowboy'


KHON KAEN, Thailand A monkey in Thailand's North Eastern Khon Kaen province helps it's owner tending and herding water buffaloes with his amazing self-taught skill.

The 2 year old pig-tailed macaque was adopted from a monastery.

The owner, named Loei, said he never trained his monkey Lor, which means handsome, to herd the water buffalo.

By spending time on the buffalo back for 2 years the monkey picked up the skill by himself.

In the fields Lor also helped keeping watch of the herd while feeding.

When a buffalo breaks off from the herd, Lor would use his own technique by applying a soft bite on the buffalos back.

Lor's pay rate? Mango with sweet sticky rice.

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