Lopburi Monkey Rumble

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Lopburi Monkey Rumble

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Caught on camera: Rival gangs of monkeys fight with each other, take over a tourist town in Thailand




https://scroll.in/video/1065990/caught- ... n-thailand
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Oh well, so much for the article being dated today's date.
Still, I'm not going anywhere near those monkeys when in Lopburi.
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Roryborealis wrote: Sun Mar 31, 2024 5:38 pm Oh well, so much for the article being dated today's date.
Not to mention the YT video was posted only 4 days ago.
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I don't know how old it is but there were lots of reports on this topic a few years ago at the height of COVID restrictions.
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I don't know a lot about monkeys except that they can be horrible little arseholes, but I thought they were always fighting.
Food, territory, monkey chicks, who gets to be the alpha male, etc. I wouldn't be surprised if they have their own stupid monkey religion and politics they fight about too.
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Rampaging monkey gangs terrorise Thai tourist town as cops arm themselves with slingshots and tranquiliser guns to combat 'dangerous' primates

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Rampaging monkey gangs are terrorising a Thai tourist town, causing cops to arm themselves with slingshots and tranquiliser guns to combat the 'dangerous' primates.

Officers said they have come under attack from aggressive macaques in the town of Lopburi, around 90 miles north of the capital Bangkok, which has become notorious for its out-of-control monkey population.

The local police station has now issued wooden catapults that officers can use to fire at the unruly primates, which often climb over cars and steal food from shops and tourists as well as vandalise property.

Footage shows two police officers riding around Lopburi on a motorcycle, with the one on the back drawing the slingshot and launching small stones at the 'dangerous' primates.
https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/ra ... r-BB1kGsfx

A tailor has offered a 300-baht reward for the capture of an alpha male monkey, dubbed “Chipped Ear” and notorious for stealing women’s underwear, as park officials are set to resume the capture of alpha monkeys on Monday for relocation to a shelter in Nakhon Nayok province.
The reward offer has been widely shared on social media. The tailor said that “Chipped Ear” is identifiable by an old injury on his ear. He often steals things from his shop, particularly women’s underwear hung out to dry on a balcony.

Then the monkey will toy with the stolen items until they are damaged and then he abandons them. Anyone who can capture him and cage or chain him can come to his shop to claim the reward.

There is another alpha male, dubbed “Thanadet”, prefers to chase female motorcycle riders, according to another post.
https://www.thaipbsworld.com/capture-an ... es-monday/


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Thai officials unveil plan to control Lopburi's macaque population after tourists injured by animals

A Thai city battling an out-of-control monkey population that has knocked motorcyclists off bikes and dragged tourists to the ground has unveiled a plan for peace. After at least a decade of human-monkey conflict, Thai wildlife officials have announced a plan to rein in the macaque population in Lopburi.

The macaques that roam the city are a cultural symbol and a major tourist draw but recent encounters between the animals and visitors have sparked calls for change from locals. The monkeys frequently try to snatch food from humans, sometimes resulting in tussles that can leave people with scratches and other injuries. In March, local outrage grew when a woman dislocated her knee after a monkey pulled her off her feet to grab food, and another man was knocked off a motorcycle by a hungry monkey.

Plan to enclose 2,500 monkeys

The director-general of the Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation, Athapol Charoenshunsa, said that authorities hope to round up some 2,500 urban monkeys and place them in massive enclosures. He said efforts will also be focused on allowing a limited number of monkeys to stay at liberty in the city.

"I don't want humans to have to hurt monkeys, and I don't want monkeys to have to hurt humans," he told reporters during a news conference in Bangkok.

An official monkey-catching campaign launched last week, prioritising more aggressive alpha males, has nabbed 37 monkeys so far. Most of those caught have been placed under the care of wildlife authorities in the neighbouring province of Saraburi, while others were sent to the Lopburi Zoo. Officials said they plan to capture the rest of the monkeys once the enclosures are complete, especially those in the residential areas. Separate cages will be prepared for different troops of monkeys to prevent them from fighting.

Mr Charoenshunsa said he expects the first phase of the operation to start within weeks, and believes the huge cages will be able to contain thousands of them and "will solve the problem very quickly". He said work is also underway in other areas of Thailand that are also facing problems with monkeys, such as Prajuab Kiri Khan and Phetchaburi. He said 52 of the country's 77 provinces report frequent problems from monkeys.

The monkeys are a symbol of the province, about 140 kilometres north of Bangkok, where the ancient Three Pagodas temple celebrates an annual "Monkey Buffet" festival, and they're commonly seen throughout the city.

Macaques are classified as a protected species under Thailand's wildlife conservation law. Local officials began threatening fines for feeding monkeys outside a few designated areas around the main tourist attractions in recent years. Previous control measures have fallen short. From 2014 to 2023, the wildlife authorities neutered about 2,600 Lopburi monkeys.

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2024-04-04/ ... /103665728
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