BANGKOK, 22 September 2015 – The Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation (DNP) has relocated some 80 monkeys from the Bang Kradi community in Bangkok’s Bang Khun Thian district to Phanthai Norasing Animal Shelter in Samut Sakhon province.
Locals of Bang Kradi had filed complaints to officials about public disturbances caused by monkeys in the area. In response, the DNP officers captured roughly 80 of the 400 monkeys in the area for medical examination at the animal shelter. The animals will later be released into the wild in Ratchaburi province.
The DNP assured locals in Bang Kradi that monkey population control measures will soon be deployed to ensure both humans and primates can co-exist peacefully.
Residents with issues of invading wildlife can reach the DNP at its hotline 1362 for assistance.