Soon I grew up and delighted in jumping from one tree to another. We lived on jungle fruits and nuts. Sometimes we raided a nearby orchard and feasted on fruits and flowers.

One day many of us were caught in a trap. We were brought to this zoo and shut up in this cage. We cannot be free any more. We have to move about in a small space. Our movements are restricted

I am unhappy in another way too. We are ill-treated by many visitors to the zoo. They make faces at us, tease us and poke sticks at us. We cannot understand how man who loves freedom can deprive us of our precious freedom. He should leave us to be happy in our own way in the forest where we were born.