Like other free-roaming animals in India, monkeys can’t legally be kept as companions or trained for entertainment purposes—but even the law doesn’t always stop inconsiderate or exploitative humans from tying them up.

Animal Rahat’s scouts are always looking out for animals in trouble, and they are well-versed in helping monkeys who have been caged, chained, or displaced. When the team discovered this fellow primate—a macaque—tied up with rope, they immediately stopped to help.

This monkey was tied up when Animal Rahat spotted him.

After the macaque was released from the restricting rope, an Animal Rahat veterinarian determined that he didn’t require any medical attention, so a team transported him to the forest department.