Thursday, 29 March 2012

Macaques in agony as they're struck down with hay fever

The theory of evolution tells us we have quite a lot in common with macaques - unfortunately for them, one of the things they share with humans is the agony of hay fever as these photos show.

Monday the macaque could do with a handkerchief to wipe away the water from her eyes (Picture: Getty)

This Japanese macaque called Monday displays all the symptoms, from the crispy nose to weeping eyes and fits of the sneezes.

The 19-year-old female at Awajishima Monkey Centre in Japan was pictured wiping her tears with a tiny paw, in mid-sneeze and trying to soothe her swollen eyelids.

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