A baby long-tailed macaque passed out after slurping down a cup of coffee in one go. The incident occurred in Thai capital Bangkok's Bang Khun Thien district.
The baby macaque belonging to the Macaca fascicularis family jumped on a tourist's motorbike and snatched the cup of Joe, following which he slurped down the whole coffee.
After jumping off the tourist's motorbike, the baby macaque collapsed on the ground. All the tourists were left baffled.
An alarm was raised and veterinarians were immediately called to the spot where the baby monkey was given proper emergency aid. The monkey was given saline and a form of carbon until he finally opened his eyes around 3:00 am the next morning.
Khon Rak Ling Hua Jai Kraeng, an online community page which has reported the incident, said that the male baby monkey is around six months old. The monkey might have tried copying the tourist who was having the coffee before the macaque snatched it.
The monkey was released only after the vets confirmed that the baby wildling has recovered properly. A warden has been asked to keep an eye on the baby macaque and also advised tourists and locals to be more careful around long-tailed macaques and primarily not to leave any food or drinks behind. The little fellow must have understood by now that stealing other people's coffee is not a great idea.
Local people have suggested that macaques should be given fruit and vegetables at a specific place.