Officials Cage Primates: Monkeys Run Away With Enclosure in WB

Published: 25th September 2015 11:09 PM  |   Last Updated: 25th September 2015 11:11 PM   |  A+A-

By PTI

LATAGURI: No usual monkey business this is. Caging of four primates by forest officials in the wake of monkey attack complaints, invited strange reaction from hundred of other simians, who today mobbed the officials and took away the enclosure along with the animals, with them.

Hundreds of monkeys surrounded the cage in which the four primates were kept and took it away in the jungles at Lataguri in West Bengal's Jalpaiguri district. Divisional Forest Officer, Wildlife II, Sunita Ghatak said, the four monkeys had been trapped last night by forest department personnel following complaints by locals of frequent attacks by the primates.

The forest workers were left running for cover this morning when hundreds of monkeys came to the site where the cage was kept, Ghatak said. They then took away the cage along with the monkeys inside, with them into the nearby forests, she said.

The fate of the caged monkeys was, however, not known yet, she added.

Stay up to date on all the latest Nation news with The New Indian Express App. Download now
(Get the news that matters from New Indian Express on WhatsApp. Click this link and hit 'Click to Subscribe'. Follow the instructions after that.)

Comments

Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp