07 Oct '11, 2am

Attacks at Forest Walk in Hort Park spark hunt for monkey

Attacks at Forest Walk in Hort Park spark hunt for monkey

A decision on whether to keep the Forest Walk closed for longer will be made by Sunday. Meanwhile, Ms Tang (top), who was scratched and bitten, says she did nothing to provoke the animal. -- PHOTOS: JOSEPH NAIR FOR THE STRAITS TIMES, TANG MAE LYNN By Feng Zengkun The search is on for a monkey that is believed to have attacked three people over the past three weeks. The large alpha male macaque is thought to have bitten and scratched three people at the Forest Walk in Hort Park, forcing its closure since Tuesday last week. Hort Park and Southern Ridges assistant director Wendy Seah said the search has been unsuccessful so far, despite being expanded to include the nearby Kent Ridge Park. The National Parks Board (NParks) said it is monitoring the situation and will decide by Sunday whether it needs to extend Forest Walk's closure. Photo gallery Please enable JavaScript to v...

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