living in the ‘Land of Smiles’

Chiang Mai, Thailand

Thailand – Badly-Behaved Monkeys to Get ID Cards

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Via: Chiang Mai -City Life

Following the ASEAN Wildlife Enforcement Network’s 8th meeting held in Chiang Mai yesterday, the Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation has now proposed to register monkeys all over the country in an effort to provide them with better care and conditions, and to govern their expanding population nationwide.

The scheme will hand out identification cards to 50+ groups of monkeys all over Thailand. The department claimed that surveys show that over 500 monkeys living in tourist areas in a range of provinces have shown aggressive  behaviours and in many cases have caused trouble for locals as well as travellers.

As part of the proposal each monkey will receive a medical check which will then be registered in the system.

http://www.chiangmaicitynews.com/news.php?id=1899

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photo:

I can’t help thinking, he looks very much like my bad-tempered tuk-tuk driver, Tip.

And NO, I’m not going to ask him to show me his ID.

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