Navy, local groups to capture, sterilize Sattahip monkeys

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Over 1,000 monkeys have migrated to the Sattahip Naval Base area and officials say that more are expected, so the Royal Thai Navy, Sriracha Conservation Center, and Khet Udomsak municipality have signed an agreement to capture and sterilize female monkeys in Sattahip in hopes of resolving the area’s overpopulation problem.

The Royal Thai Navy and Khet Udomsak municipality will work with the Sriracha Conservation Center to capture and sterilize female monkeys in Sattahip in hopes of resolving the area’s overpopulation problem.

The organizations recently signed an agreement to create designated areas to separate people and monkeys after hundreds of simians from the district’s Poo Jaow area flooded the Sattahip Naval Base searching for food and water.

Over 1,000 monkeys have migrated to the Sattahip Naval Base area and officials say that more are expected, so the Royal Thai Navy, Sriracha Conservation Center, and Khet Udomsak municipality have signed an agreement to capture and sterilize female monkeys in Sattahip in hopes of resolving the area’s overpopulation problem.Over 1,000 monkeys have migrated to the Sattahip Naval Base area and officials say that more are expected, so the Royal Thai Navy, Sriracha Conservation Center, and Khet Udomsak municipality have signed an agreement to capture and sterilize female monkeys in Sattahip in hopes of resolving the area’s overpopulation problem.

More than 1,000 monkeys have migrated to the base area and officials said June 15 that more were expected.

The monkeys would normally stay in the Poo Jaow area and are often seen on the roads with passers by feeding them.

The Navy previously installed signs to discourage such behavior, but to little effect. Some of the monkeys would steal food left at the shrine of Prince Khet Udomsak and others would invade nearby villages, stealing from the homes of local residents.

People feeding the monkeys from their cars in the area have exacerbated the problem and are being asked to stop.People feeding the monkeys from their cars in the area have exacerbated the problem and are being asked to stop.

The Navy has tried numerous ways to prevent the monkeys from invading the base, like installing crocodile and snake statues, but it didn’t work.

The only way to keep them out now has been for sailors to use slingshots with hopes of not causing any physical injuries and just scare them.