Fierce Monkeys To Be Removed From Angkor

Siem Reap Province: A troop ferocious monkeys that have little fear of humans will be removed from Angkor Park.

The monkeys snatch food from humans, cause annoyance and sometimes attack visitors. In addition, the monkeys also pose a threat to the temple, by pushing the stones off the temples and damaging information banners. 

In this regard, the APSARA Authority, in cooperation with the Forestry Administration of the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, will capture the ferocious monkeys from the Angkor area before releasing them into other forests elsewhere. According to the report, this work will start from the afternoon of December 28, 2020 at Bayon Temple.

Chou Radina, deputy director of the Department of Forest Management, Landscape, Culture and Environment of the APSARA Authority, said he did not yet know the exact number of monkeys that will be caught, but stressed he has specialized staff to ensure that the operation is secure. KBN

3 thoughts on “Fierce Monkeys To Be Removed From Angkor

  • January 5, 2021 at 9:25 pm
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    The removal of the monkeys from Angkor Park is wrong and was handled inhumanely. The VOs are not the cause of the monkeys getting to humans it is Apsara not doing their job. Every year, nearly 2.6 million tourists visit Angkor Park, and they all buy food from the ever present Vendor, and they feed the monkeys!! Apsara should put up signs that that say don’t feed the monkeys. The tourists want to take a picture with the monkeys, so they lure the monkeys close to them with food to get a picture. You are blaming about 30 VO’s for what 2.6 million tourist who are feeding the monkeys. It doesn’t matter how many monkeys you remove the tourist will teach the replacements to eat out of their hand too. I have been watching videos of Angkor Thom and Angkor Wat since 2016, a majority of the tourist come to see the monkeys as well as the temple. Removing the monkeys are not going to solve the problem.

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  • January 23, 2021 at 8:09 am
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    Its not only them being aggressive with food, they are also being tormented by these people making these unprofessional videos. I watch them being hit with sticks, dirt thrown at them, teased with food, kicked, you name it to make drama…so for the monkeys wish they would take all them that are being filmed and give them their lives back and not have 30 cameras in their face at one time. They aren’t left alone from sun up to sun down. The VOs should know better..tourists don’t.

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  • February 4, 2021 at 8:54 pm
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    what a lie they are not aggressive they have never bit anyone the do not snatch food from them they are handed to them yea they may seem like they are grabbing it they are so gentle they walk up to people they pet them they let them climb on them they feed them, you should be ashamed of yourselves taking monkeys away from the rest of the family those babies back at angkor do you not care at all i know you have a heart so please return them we were looking forward to seeing tarzana have her baby she needs her mother jane she needs to get back there they all need to get back there so please can you

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