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Miraculous Recovery Thailand Monkey Shot in the Face with a Metal Arrow Survives

Rocket, a seven year old Macaque monkey was found wandering the streets of Bangkok with a metal arrow protruding out of his face. Authorities say it was shot out of a harpoon gun, possibly by someone using Rocket as target practice.

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A woman named Mongkul Plus found the injured Macaque, and said she was surprised he was still alive. Terrified and not knowing he was being rescued, Rocket jumped into a nearby lake when she approached him, trying to escape further harm.

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Plus was determined to rescue the monkey, eventually she caught him and hastily brought him to an emergency vet. The x-rays taken show that the arrow narrowly missed Rockets brain and spine. A very close call, anything further would have killed him.

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He’s expected to make a full recovery from his injuries, although there is one lasting condition that has the vet concerned – Rocket is quite fat.

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When living in an urban setting, the Macaque monkeys tend to become overweight from eating human food. Tourists feed the animals, thinking they’re doing them a favour only to have the monkey’s gain an unhealthy amount of weight.

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Rocket will be released back into the wild as soon as he has made a full recovery, hopefully he sticks to a more natural diet.

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