A monkey expert's wife has revealed the secret to her husband's success as one of China's top trainers - she breastfeeds his simian students.
Jiao Xinzhen revealed the bizarre method during interviews to promote husband Huang Aiqing's monkey school in Nanyang, Henan province.
Huang, 34, has become one of the region's top monkey trainers, supplying young apes for work in movies, circuses, theatres and to street performers.
His wife Jiao, 27, explained: 'Many times, some of the baby monkeys slip onto our bed at night to suck my breasts.'
'I feel they are just like my children,' she added.
The couple has even adopted one monkey as a second child and playmate for their son Ti.
'In this house the monkeys are king,' said Huang.
'When I see him playing with my son I can see how close we are to them and they are to us and I'm pleased my boy has such a good playmate,' he added.