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Hungry monkeys raid Krabi college

Feb 27. 2019
Photo courtesy of Srisuda Yongkit
Photo courtesy of Srisuda Yongkit
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By The Nation

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More than 20 long-tailed macaques raided a vocational college in Krabi's Klong Thom district on Wednesday morning, apparently to search for food.

Photo courtesy of Srisuda Yongkit

The monkeys came down from the hills behind an army base in the district and searched through garbage bins. 

They also ransacked teachers' rooms and classrooms and caused damage to the school.

Photo courtesy of Srisuda Yongkit

The primates were apparently not afraid of the teachers and threatened anyone approaching them.

Chinachipa Dungsuksai, head of accounts at the college, said the monkeys raided the building for three days running looking for food and sparking fears they would injure someone 

Photo courtesy of Srisuda Yongkit

Suwat Suksri, head of Thung Thalae Wildlife Sanctuary, said officers tried to lure the monkeys with fruit to cages, which might take a few days. 

Suwat said drought has caused food scarcity in the forests, forcing the monkeys to look elsewhere for food.

Photo courtesy of Srisuda Yongkit

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