Agencies of the southern province of Tây Ninh will move all wild monkeys living around the Cao Đài Great Temple to ensure safety for local people and visitors. — Photo baotayninh.vn
TÂY NINH – Agencies of the southern province of Tây Ninh will move all wild monkeys living around the Cao Đài Great Temple to ensure safety for local people and visitors.
Many local residents and visitors to the Cao Đài Holy See have reported being bitten or injured by wild monkeys. The provincial Forest Management Department confirmed 13 such cases involving students and teachers from local schools, as well as tourists.
From September 25 to 27, with the support of the Wildlife at Risk organisation, the Forest Management Department captured seven wild monkeys and released them into Lò Gò-Xa Mát National Park in Tân Biên District, Tây Ninh Province.
According to the department, the monkeys were originally kept by local households, which then abandoned them and stealthily released them into the forest around the Cao Đài Great Temple.
About 100 monkeys are living in the area. They have become violent because of food shortage and visitors’ disturbance, the forest management agency said. — VNS