"I have seen what these animals will do when one of their own is wounded or in danger and it ain't pretty."
....and how often have you seen such behavior?
It seems that the Clan members take care of each other. I have mentioned that I have two different types of the Monkeys here. The best I can tell is the two different " species" if you will, do not interbreed but do interact with each other while going about their daily activities. They will also come to each other's rescue if needed. I have seen this behavior several times so I'll give you a couple of totally different incidents that I was lucky enough to observe.
#1: I was in "The Dead Zone" watching a young flathead play in an oak tree at the edge of the field. The youngster was probably a 2-3 year old and it was climbing and running out on the limbs when it ran too far and got on a limb, about 20' up, that wouldn't support his weight. He fell and when he hit the ground he started crying (sounded alot like a human child btw.) His crying set every other animal in the area in motion. They started screeching and howling running towards the toddler. When they reached the toddler the screeches and howls turned into a chorus of soft "hoots", "whoos", and other "soothing" sounds that continued until the toddler stopped crying.
#2: About 3 years ago there was a huge boar hog that moved in and took up residence on the east side of the creek. This boar weighed in the neighborhood of 325 pounds or so with a really nice set of cutters. He also had a really nasty temper, I know because I had a couple of accidental run ins with him. Well after the second run in I decided he had to go so I took my rifle early one morning and set up in the deer stand that was closest to his wallow in hopes that I could nail him when he decided to move. I had been in the stand for about 2 hours when I saw one of the Monkeys. Well it had been my experience that when the Monkeys are around the hogs move out so I was fixin to get off the stand and go back to the house. For some reason I decided to sit for a while longer on the stand. Well a few minutes later I heard the low rumbling "growl" of the big boar hog followed by the "huffs" that they make when they are charging something. I then heard a scream from one of the Monkeys. Then chaos filled the woods with screams, howls, growls and whoops from the Monkeys and squeals of distress from that old boar hog. A couple minutes later, total silence. I stayed on the stand for about 15 minutes then got down and headed to where all the chaos had occurred. What I walked up on gave me cold chills. That big boar had been ripped to shreds, literally pulled apart. There were hog parts laying all over the place in about a 30' radius. None of the hog had been eaten or taken. Now I didn't see what happened but I can make a pretty decent hypothesis. I figure one of the juvenile males got too big for his britches and decided to take on that old boar and bit off more than he could chew. His scream brought the wrath of the other clan members down on the hog and they literally ripped him to pieces. Food for thought isn't it....