This is the remarkable monkey born without any feet – which has learned to roam around UPSIDE-DOWN using its front legs.
The acrobatic primate was spotted on the perimeter wall of a hotel in Kenya’s second-largest city, Mombasa, and was filmed by one of the hotel guests.
Doctor Ombui Davis, who was staying at Travellers Beach Hotel for a conference, said he suspected the monkey had a congenital defect that meant it was born without feet.
The doctor, from Nairobi, said: “I was surprised to see it moving at all.
“It looks like it has learnt to walk with its front feet in a critical balancing act of the whole body, with the tail acting as the body’s centre of gravity.
“A monkey’s limbs are usually in two parts, but this monkey has the upper part but not the lower part of its hind legs – so it has no feet.”
He added: “The locals say that they have seen it like that from when it was spotted being nursed by its mother.”
The Vervet monkey is thought to belong to the Haller Nature Park adjacent to the hotel in Bamburi, Mombasa.
Dr Davis said it is often seen venturing onto the perimeter wall of the hotel or even into the hotel grounds.