A woman was learned to keep and even breast feed a baby ape at home, reported a local newspaper here on Saturday.
The Star quoted Malaysian Department of National Parks and Wildlife officers as saying that a check at the woman's house found a baby ape being brought up like a child.
The woman admitted that she did not have a license to rear the ape, which was, when found, dressed in clothes and disposable diapers, said The Star.
Officers from the department approached the woman's house here after receiving complaints from her neighbor, claiming that the ape had caused disturbance and hygiene problem, added The Star.
The Star also said although the officers did not find the place dirty, they seized the ape as it was after all wildlife and had wild instincts.
According to the woman, she had been rearing the ape since it was born.