12/04/2012 06:45 pm ET Updated Dec 05, 2012

Jiao Xinzhen Breastfeeds Monkeys To Help Husband's Animal-Training Business


The phrase "just monkeying around" has a whole new meaning thanks to a couple in Nanyang, China.

That's partly because Huang Aiqing, 34, trains monkeys for a living, and partly because his wife, 27-year-old Jiao Xinzhen, regularly breastfeeds them.

“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.

Jiao isn't the first woman to breastfeed animals. In October, Terri Graham, a British woman, raised more than a few eyebrows when she revealed she breastfeeds her daughter's dog, a pug named Spider.

Graham saw the act as a way to satisfy her maternal instinct. "Having Spider suckle on my boob means I finally feel complete and a better mother," she told Closer magazine.



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