Results 1 to 5 of 5
  1. #1
    Thailand Expat misskit's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Last Online
    @
    Location
    Chiang Mai
    Posts
    31,750

    Lack of tourists a death sentence for monkeys

    A family of long-tailed macaques was found to have drowned in a water tank near Songkhla’s Wihan Daeng Shrine on Tangkuan Hill.


    It is believed that monkeys in the area are suffering from hunger and thirst now that tourists, their main source for food, have disappeared due to the pandemic. The water tanks near the shrine are not covered, so monkeys often fall in when trying to drink water and are unable to climb out due to the depth of the tanks. Local officials who came to find the source of bad smell emanating from the tanks found up to 30 monkey carcasses, some floating and some sunk to the bottom.

    Lack of tourists a death sentence for monkeys

  2. #2
    Thailand Expat
    Mendip's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2019
    Last Online
    Yesterday @ 11:15 PM
    Location
    Korat
    Posts
    2,825
    At home I leave pieces of wood in the water butts to make a ramp so that lizards, ghekos and tookays can climb out if they fall in. We've had no drowned animals since.

    Would it not be possible to leave rope ladders, or even just a knotted rope, hanging into the water tanks so the monkeys can climb out if they fall in? It sounds like it's a regular occurrence.

  3. #3
    Thailand Expat
    snakeeyes's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Last Online
    @
    Location
    pattaya
    Posts
    8,122
    Monkeys are very smart i would put a ladder in the tank , just joking

  4. #4
    Thailand Expat

    Join Date
    Jul 2018
    Last Online
    Yesterday @ 02:33 PM
    Location
    nakhon ratchasima
    Posts
    1,442
    blame the tourists,another cop out for the locals and the temple residents,that benerfit from tourists dollars.

  5. #5
    I'm in Jail

    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Last Online
    Yesterday @ 04:00 AM
    Posts
    32,964
    Amazing Thailand.

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •