The Little Rock Zoo

.The Little Rock Zoo needs to step up and care for the animals better! Please read the several artciles here with deaths, sickness and a bald chimp!

Monday, September 7, 2009

1500 Monkey's Moving Out of Park

Moving out monkey's from park
Mon, Sep 07, 2009
The New Straits Times

MUAR, Malaysia: The Tanjung Ketapang recreational park here will be closed temporarily to allow the Wildlife and National Parks Department (Perhilitan) to relocate a growing population of monkeys.

About 1,500 monkeys inhabiting a 2ha mangrove swamp will be moved to the Bukit Maokil forest reserve, 120km away near Pagoh.

The monkeys have become the main attraction at the seaside park, but their growing numbers have led to litter left by those who feed them and complaints they are stealing food from nearby housing estates.

Council deputy whip Fong Soh Lan said at the start of the exercise on Friday that a plan to sterilise the monkeys was scrapped because of the cost of RM80 (S$32.70) per monkey.

She said the council and Perhilitan hope to trap at least half of the monkeys in the next two weeks. -NST


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