Huang Aiqing and his wife own a school for monkeys in Nanyang, China.
He is one of the top monkey trainers in China. He prepares the Monkeys to do work in movies, theaters, and even in the circus. Huang’s wife, Jiao Xinzhen, also helps out with the monkeys, but in a rather unusual way. Huang’s wife breastfeed’s the monkeys.
When asked, Jiao says that she treats them like they are part of the family. She also says that it is not uncommon for the monkeys to crawl in bed with them at night to nurse. The situation isn’t weird at all for the couple.
“I feel like they are just like my children,” Jiao explained to the Sun. “Many times, some of the baby monkeys slip onto our bed at night to suck my breasts.”
“In this house the monkeys are king,” her husband told the Daily Mail. The primates he trains later go on to perform in movies, circuses, theaters and with street performers.
They feel as though it is a very natural thing.
The couple has even gone so far as to adopt an ape for their son to play with and to keep him company.
The couple believes that humans and monkeys are very similar and making them part of their family just feels right.
“Having Spider suckle on my boob means I finally feel complete and a better mother,” she told Closer magazine.