If you think the wildlife has encroached your area; how would you like 65,000 Macque monkeys running around terrorizing your neighborhood? This is exactly what is occurring in Punjab, India. The solution being sought there is to take the worst offenders, amongst the rogue monkeys, and put them through a crash course in good manners… My thinking is that there has to be some type of technology available to subdue these critters other than giving one laptop per monkey and sending them to school. Anyone out there have a potential tech solution to this problem? If so, please leave a comment with your solution.
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24 July 2009 19:48 UK
Indian school for rogue monkeys
Wildlife officials in India plan to build a special school to improve the behaviour of delinquent monkeys.
They say the aim is to target monkeys that pose a serious threat to people in the state of Punjab.
Punjab has more than 65,000 wild monkeys.
Macaque monkeys routinely destroy TV antennae, tear down clothes-lines and damage parked scooters and motorcycles.
“Besides people landing in hospitals after encounters with monkeys, the animals also often get hurt when house owners try to chase them away or keep them out by using live electric wires and other means,” chief wildlife warden RK Luna told the BBC
The proposed new monkey school will take in the “worst offenders” and put them through a crash course in good manners.