Unexpected pests: Monkeys in India

In cities such as Delhi in India monkeys have become a huge pest problem. Usually found in the forest, monkeys such as the rhesus macaque have become an issue in city areas. The mischievous monkeys’ love of stealing food, trespassing, and fighting with one another has earned them the nickname “rebel monkeys”. Some of them have been known to pickpocket people and tourists. They are incredibly intelligent animals. But no one is allowed to harm the macaques, because monkeys are sacred in India. They’ll eat just about anything people eat. And their insatiable appetite often takes them to dangerous heights. Both their hands and feet have thumbs, making it easy to scurry up walls and amble across power lines in their non stop search for food. It can be a very dangerous quest as live power lines have frequently shocked and or killed these animals.

How can they be stopped?

It’s the job of the official government monkey catchers to round up cities most unruly monkeys and cart them out of town. This is usually short lived however as they often return, by being lured in the smell of human food. Nearly ninety percent of their diet comes from humans, making it difficult for them to survive out in the wild. If you do visit Delhi anytime soon make sure to keep your keys and wallets safe from these furry pickpockets.

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