A timely call from a citizen saved the life of a newborn baby
Late on January 3, rescuers at People for Animals (PfA) Hospital received a call from Krishna, a resident of Khajisonnanahalli.
A female macaque had given birth to a young and the newborn was weak. A group of residents gathered around the site when Krishna, also an employee of a vegetable store, contacted PfA and insisted that they arrive urgently. The rescue team rushed to the scene. Animal rescuers say Krishna’s timely call was the only reason the macaque was alive now. Before rescuers arrived, macaques from a nearby factory building noticed the injured mother and baby and fed them milk, fruit and water. Krishna and his colleagues also placed the monkeys in a crate.
When the team arrived, the mother was bleeding and the baby was enveloped in the placenta, Col. Dr Nawaz said
The baby started to show signs of recovery and was fed goat’s milk and egg yolk. The team named the baby Saanvi and will care for her for the next eight months until she is released into the forest.
Currently, Saanvi is monitored 24/7 by rehabilitators who take note of his vital signs, Dr Shariff said. “She is fed goat’s milk every two hours and it will soon be increased to every three hours. The newborn will be transferred to a cage, mostly of orphan monkeys, after three months. In addition, he will be under the supervision of the hospital macaque adoptive mother. After having been raised in a natural environment, with the help of