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Monday, October 5, 2009


15,000 American households have adopted monkeys as surrogate babies.

(the number could be much higher for unregistered adoptions)

According to a recent TV documentary on TLC, thousands of American couples who can't conceive children on their own have adopted monkeys instead. Monkey babies can cost up to $4,500 to adopt.

The show profiles various couples who care for simians and literally treat them like little children - dressing them up in cute clothes, and even applying lipstick and makeup in some cases.

How strange is that?