Too a lot monkey business in Petchaburi, now they’re getting sterilised

In Petchaburi, a central province, monkeys are breeding like rabbits. They might look cute at first, however the booming variety of monkeys may threaten tourism since the monkeys typically steal peoples’ belongings. Right now there are 1,000-1,500 per district, and this number is rising to three,000 in Muang district. An adviser to the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment said the monkeys at the moment are being sterilised.
He stated the monkeys are additionally having blood samples drawn to be screened for ailments like rabies. This is part of a venture at the Wat Kuti School in the North of Petchaburi. In the previous 12 months, the challenge has caught and sterilised 600 monkeys. The monkeys are freed after they’re sterilised. Unexplained are getting aggravated at the monkey’s behaviour of snatching people’s sunglasses and other belongings. Monkeys in some Thai provinces have a reputation for being aggressive, most famously in Lop Buri.
In Lop Buri, most monkeys stay in Phra Prang Sam Yod, a famous shrine that many people all “the monkey temple.” There are frequent well-known brawls among the many monkeys. One of those “monkey wars” broke out in July 2021 when two gangs fought one another: street monkeys, and temple monkeys. Some individuals suspect the battle might need began when one group encroached on the other’s “territory.”

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