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!

Friday, October 23, 2009

God Bless The Thai Navy For Feeding The Starving Monkeys!

(MYFOX NATIONAL) - Hungry monkeys are getting some relief from the Thai navy. The crew has started feeding a group of long-tailed macaques monkeys on Kledkaew Island, off Thailand.

The monkeys are starving because they don't have enough food, and the tourists who usually feed them have not been to the island because of bad weather. The navy now delivers bags of bananas and cucumbers to the monkeys.

Reuters reported that hundreds of monkeys live on the island, which is located within the naval training base. The navy started regularly supplying food to the monkeys after reports that many drowned while trying to catch fish from the sea.

When the boat reaches the shore, the monkeys gather around to await their handout. There used to be about 20 tourists a day who would come to the island to leave food for the monkeys, but that number has dwindled to less than five.

The navy wants the monkeys to live independently and will plant fruit trees on the island. Captain Chatchavarl Meesawasdi of the Naval Rating School said on a Taiwanese Web site , "We are planning to build up fresh water resources and cultivate some fruit trees, such as banana trees, sugar cane trees and tamarind trees so the monkeys can eat, and there will be a sustainable solution."

While these monkeys are looking for food, animal rights activists are angry over Boston's Charles River Laboratories' plan to fatten up and sell obese monkeys for medical research .

Source and News Report

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