20 Apr '17, 9pm

Monkeys dodge attempts to trap them #wildlife #AVA

People armed with tranquiliser guns and blowpipes were out yesterday morning to hunt and sedate long-tailed macaques that have harassed and injured Housing Board flat residents in Bukit Panjang. Over the last four days, five to six personnel from animal welfare group Animal Concerns Research and Education Society (Acres), Wildlife Reserves Singapore and the Agri-Food & Veterinary Authority of Singapore (AVA) were deployed as early as 6am to look for the primates at Segar Road. Yesterday, the team concentrated its efforts in the vicinity of a large playground flanked by blocks 465 to 471. Acres deputy chief executive Anbarasi Boopal, who was on site, said a monkey appeared but kept moving away because of the crowd of onlookers that had gathered, making it difficult for the team to get a shot. As of 12.30pm yesterday, no monkeys had been captured. The macaques have been hara...

Full article: http://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/environment/monkeys...

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