Number of monkey grouses climbing up Need to better manage not just animals, but also human behaviour.

IT security analyst Patrick Poon, 35, who jogs in MacRitchie Reservoir Park every week, said: 'They even sit in the middle of the trails and expect you to run around them.' But the National Parks Board (NParks) said the number of complaints could have gone up simply because people are now more aware of which agencies to take their complaints to. NParks added that some complaints among its number were not about the macaques themselves, but filed by those contesting fines for feeding these animals. The agency, which handles macaques in parks and nature reserves, received 414 complaints last year. The rest of last year's complaints were received by the Agri-food and Veterinary Authority (AVA), the agency which handles complaints about these monkeys in residential areas. Dr Michael Gumert, a primate researcher at Nanyang Technological University, said the higher number of comp...

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