New 1,000-macaque target set

New 1,000-macaque target set

The second phase of the Lop Buri campaign is about to close the monkey menace.

New 1,000-macaque target set
To catch and remove monkeys from Lop Buri, a large box has been set up there. ( Photo: Department of National Parks, Wildlife, and Plant Conservation )

On Wednesday, the second phase of the monkey get operation in Lop Buri’s city center was launched with the goal of capturing 800 to 1, 000 primates over the course of ten days.

According to Lop Buri mayor Jamroen Salacheep, officials from the municipality and the Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation ( DNP ) have set up large cages close to the Chayovanich spare parts store and the Manora shopping center in Muang district on Tuesday to catch the macaques.

In the first minute, the bars managed to snag 128 lemurs. They were sent to a holding hospital in tambon Po Kao Ton, even in Muang area, where they would be registered, sterilised and put into containers to prevent them from fighting, said Mr Jamroen.

The most recent capture has brought the total number of rogue chimps that have been captured in the city center to 415.

The operation’s second stage ran from May 24 through May 28. According to Mr. Jamroen, authorities have set a goal of capturing 500 macaques close to the store and up to 300 near the Chayovanich store.

According to the mayor, they will install more cages in different locations in downtown Lop Buri to eliminate as many wandering monkeys as probable. These have troubled residents and slowed down local businesses over the past few days.

According to Mr. Jamroen, the Lopburi Asia Hotel, the bridge close to the Seng Heng store, Rachanusorn Park, and a unit of the Bank for Agriculture and Agricultural Partnerships are the other areas where bars are located.

Seven bars, including those up and running near the Chayovanich store and the Manora store, are being used in the next step of the operation, according to DNP director-general Atthapol Charoenchansa.

Four of the bars will be under the control of the department, while the other three will be under Lop Buri municipality’s care.

Additionally, he claimed a particular unit has been set up in the municipality to catch and transfer macaques, and a facility may be set up at the holding site in Po Kao Ton to take care of the monkeys that.