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

One thought 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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