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During my latest visit to a zoo, I returned home an enlightened man because I made an entry into their mind and brain and discovered several things.
It was almost an open and huge cage with a dry tree in the centre. The occupants were a middle age couple and one baby fellow. The father monkey conducted education classes to his young son every day around 3 to 4 periods. The mother monkey was an onlooker but very loving and concerned like any other human Mom. She was very proud of her son too and marvelled at the high level IQ he showed from time to time.
Seeing so many bystanders around the monkey arena, the young fellow asked, "Dad, who are these people? Why do they come in front of our house every day.?"
"Well son," the father replied. "They come here to see us, to copy us and to learn from us. Study their facial looks carefully for a while." With that, the teacher jumped to the next dry branch for a little bit of recuperating. " Feeling refreshed after some five minutes he returned to the class room. "They are very much like us, sonny. But slightly big in size. You know, our food comes to us, whereas these human beings have to go and hunt for their food. It doesn't come free for them either…"
The student clapped hands and cried out, "How great we are, Dad?"
"When they don't know what to do with themselves, they troop in here, for what, you already know…"
"I see? How much superior are we to them, Sir?" the boy asked quite reverentially.
"Oh, we are far superior to them, my son. According to the creation sequence, God made us much before He brought out Man and Woman on the Earth. Therefore, they need to venerate us every day and that's what they do by coming around our house."
The sonny boy felt high and mighty of being a monkey.
"Another thing," the teacher continued. "God has created them with a very thin and delicate skin; they can neither bear the heat nor the cold. As a result they have to cover their skin with different kinds of clothes in summer and winter. But we need no clothing at all. Our body is well protected and God has given us a body which can put up with any kind of weather. "Incidentally, have you spotted any physical difference between us, sonny?" the father asked to check on his power of observation.
The baby son scratched his head and went through the human anatomy very very minutely. He was a very clever chap. In no time, he had found out the difference. "Ah, they have no tail," he yelled out victoriously.
The mother floated in cloud 9. "At a boy," she complimented. "You are a genius, sonny boy," she praised him.
"Why don't they have a tail Daddy? " the curious student asked.
This time, the father found himself stumped. He really didn't know. But then he couldn't cut a sorry figure in front of his own son. So, he dwelt on one that came to his mind instantly.. "That's what makes us superior to them, boy. We have one additional part in our body. All right?"
The boy agreed somewhat vaguely although he was not fully convinced. He decided to raise the question again after some days.
"What sort of food do they eat, Daddy?" he asked to add to his knowledge.
"Same like ours, mostly. They like it hot, while we are acclimatised to the cold variety."
The time then was around 5 p.m. The father closed the education class for the day. We shall resume where we have left, tomorrow. OK? These humans will come again and I will point out some more differences.. OK?"
The mother patted the young student and planted a kiss on both his cheeks. "Learn more about them from your Dad, darling. Dad is a highly knowledgeable person," Mom apprised him. "Human beings too request him to teach them new things…"
At this stage Dad asked his wife, "Dear, isn't it time for dinner?. Order the zoo butlers to serve our food and fast. OK?"
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