A male long-tailed monkey has been anesthetized and brought to a wildlife rescue station after it continuously annoyed residents in Ho Chi Minh City’s outskirt district of Cu Chi.
The Ho Chi Minh City Forest Protection Department on Friday confirmed that it had taken the monkey to the Cu Chi Wildlife Rescue Station in the namesake district.
Le Thi Gat, a resident in An Phu Commune, Cu Chi District, said three monkeys appeared in her neighborhood over a month ago.
They regularly climbed to the rooftops of local residents’ houses and made loud noises. They also picked fruits, such as coconuts and longans, and threw them to the ground.
In addition, they ate dozens of chicks and eggs of local households, Gat said, adding that she lost 10 chicks and 20 eggs to the moneys.
“Monkeys jumped on the rooftop, caught chicks and ate them on high rubber trees,” Gat retold.
According to Gat, the monkeys were earlier bred by a person renting a house in the commune and were released after the person left.
|After being anesthetized, the monkey is brought to the Cu Chi Wildlife Rescue Station in the namesake district of Ho Chi Minh City for further care. The monkey’s health has been stable. Photo: Local administration|
After being informed of the monkeys, the Ho Chi Minh City Forest Protection Department coordinated with the local authorities to lure the monkey with fruits and caught them.
Rangers determined that there were two monkeys, including a long-tailed macaque and a pig-tailed one.
The long-tailed macaque, which weighs some 3.5 kilograms, was anesthetized.
Rangers are cooperating with the local authorities to catch the remaining monkey.
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