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!

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Man injured in Monkey attack

Shimla, Jan 10 (IANS) A man was seriously injured Monday in a brutal attack by a monkey on the premises of the historical Hanuman Temple on the picturesque Jakhu hills of Shimla, an official said.

'Sanjeev Kumar, 20, got serious injuries when a fully-grown monkey attacked him without any provocation,' a wildlife official said.

Saved by the passers-by, who scared away the monkey, Sanjeev Kumar was admitted to Indira Gandhi Medical College and Hospital with multiple injuries, mainly on the face.

The town has a long problem with the monkeys snatching food and scaring people.

Instances of monkeys taking away spectacles and virtually forcing people into giving them foodstuff are not uncommon in the Jakhu temple.

Even in villages across the state, the monkey menace is quite acute as they mainly target the cereal and fruit crops, causing extensive damage.

The government in November last year allowed the farmers to shoot marauding monkeys. This angered animal right activists and they moved the Himachal Pradesh High Court which Jan 6 put on hold the government's decision.

A division bench comprising Chief Justice Kurian Joseph and Justice V.K. Ahuja directed the authorities to stop issuing monkey-killing permits, and asked the government to look for other options like use of crackers, use of rubber bullets and air-guns and sterilisation to deal with the monkeys.
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1 comment:

  1. Anonymous10:12 PM

    How stupid to use an article about a problem from a different country which has been having an ongoing problem for literally centuries with wild animals running loose everywhere.

    And how stupid for lumping in large monkeys that can actually do damage with the smaller ones like marmosets and squirrel monkeys whose bite is equal to a simple sharp pinch.

    No sensibility at all.