Monkeys mourning the 'death' of a robot monkey will hit you right in the feels

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Spy In The Wild is a new nature documentary shot almost entirely with hidden cameras disguised as robotic animals. Cool, huh?

But in an advance clip released by the BBC, that central gimmick backfires in the most heartbreaking way, when one of the primate robots is accidentally dropped and "killed" by a curious langur monkey.

The out of action cyborg is then mourned by its real-life friends, who gather round and hug each other while gazing upon the lifeless body of their "dead" baby langur monkey. It's brutal. 

It's also as bizarre as it is sad — a weird mix of The Lion King and Blade Runner that's as affecting as it is downright odd and ethically quite problematic.  Read more...

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