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In Pudukottai district, stray monkeys to be trapped in cages, released in forests

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Site to be identified for setting up shelter for them

The Pudukottai district administration has evolved a plan to end the monkey menace across the district. A special meeting was held, chaired by the Collector, to implement the plan. The district administration has handed over 37 specially-designed cages to the Forest Department to trap monkeys.

Monkeys intrude into the residential localities mainly in search of drinking water due to drought conditions in forests.

Special teams have been formed to monitor their movement and implement the plan.

The trapped monkeys will be let off into reserve forests. A suitable site for setting up a shelter for monkeys with all necessary facilities to stop their intrusion into farms and residential localities would be identified, and a recommendation would soon be forwarded to the government through forest department, according to sources.

Monkeys intrude into residential localities mainly in search of drinking water due to drought in forests

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