Maharashtra's Forest Department captured two monkeys in Beed on December 18, who reportedly killed 250 dogs. ''Both the monkeys are being shifted to Nagpur to be released in a nearby forest,'' said Sachin Kand, Beed Forest Officer. The monkeys were taking revenge from dogs after a few dogs killed an infant monkey, according to the villagers. They reportedly killed dogs and puppies by throwing them from a considerable height.
Giving mouth-to-mouth resuscitation or CPR is common among humans but M. Prabhu, a driver in Tamil Nadu's Perambalur, melted the hearts of people on the Internet for saving a monkey's life through CPR. Reportedly, the macaque became unconscious after a dogs' attack. However, Prabhu found it and was taking it to a veterinary hospital but the macaque started losing… read-more
To keep away monkeys at metro stations in Lucknow, the metro authorities have placed the cutouts of langurs at nine metro stations in the city. Moreover, metro officials also play voices of 'angry Langur' to scare the mischievous animals. Reportedly, monkeys cause annoyance to the commuters and they also risk their lives while roaming at the metro tracks. However, the new idea has resulted in positive outcomes.
The intelligence of a monkey grabbed the attention of netizens in a viral video, in which the monkey exchanged a mango drink for the glasses it stole. The video shows the smart monkey having the man's glasses and returning it only for exchange of a mango drink. The video was shared by IPS officer Rupin Sharma on October 28, captioning, ''Ek Haat do, Ek haath lo.''
Belgian woman Adie Timmermans's unconditional love for a 38-year-old chimpanzee named 'Chita' led her to be banned from visiting the Antwerp Zoo. Responding to the question of zoo authorities, she said that she is having an affair with Chita. However, the authorities were concerned about the chimpanzee as the other monkeys ignore him and don't consider him as a part of their group.
In a first of its kind, scientists formed embryos consisting human and monkey cells. Aimed at growing transplanted organs, the scientists injected the embryos of macaque monkeys with human stem cells thereby studying it for 19 days. While laying stress on the behaviour of two interrelated cells, the research surprisingly showcased growth of several human cells in embryos. However, experts have raised ethical concerns in connection with… read-more
Courtesy: IGN India
A monkey intercepted an elderly man's bag comprising Rs 4 lakh outside Vikas Bhawan Registry Office in Uttar Pradesh’s Sitapur district. The animal fled with the bag and climbed on a tree, where it had tossed away approximately Rs 10 to 12 thousand. However, it left the bag after a while. Immediately, the crowd beneath had started collecting the money. As per reports, the victim has filed a police case.
Around 300 monkeys have created panic in Upla village of Maharashtra’s Aurangabad district after they attacked people and ransacked homes. Reportedly, frequency of attacks has increased lately, albeit the monkeys have been inhabiting the locality for long. One of the villagers said, “Crops of many farmers have been damaged by the gang of monkeys, who move around in large groups." However, the forest department has denied of having any such… read-more
Courtesy: The Indian Express
A study funded by Department of Science and Technology and headed by Calcutta University has observed 'hanuman langurs' are adapting to food-habits of people. Generally used to scare monkeys in cities, the herbivore animal is now eating bread and processed peanuts as they co-exist with humans. Scientists fear that this adaptation might not be good for the langurs in the long run as they may develop diseases due to obese.
Courtesy: Hindustan Times