A report from ANI (Asian News International) said that two killer monkeys related to the death of 250 puppies were already under the control of Beed’s authority in Maharashtra, India.
Officers contacted the forest department asking for their support when they returned the primates to the natural habitat. Sachin Kand, a forest officer told ANI:
“Two monkeys involved in the killing of many puppies have been captured by a Nagpur Forest Department team in Beed. Both the monkeys are being shifted to Nagpur to be released in a nearby forest.”
The cause of the massive attacks was believed to derive from an act of revenge after dogs in the region were found killing an infant monkey three months ago.
Locals said that they spotted the simians taking away any puppy they found and leaving them on roofs or high trees to death. Until now, there have been 250 dogs losing their lives from the two monkeys, some of them were thrown from a considerable height.
“At such heights, these puppies don’t get any food or water. Hence they died naturally many times. But sometimes they fell from a height and died. Over 200 puppies had lost their lives in our village,” said Sonawane, to Press Trust India (PTI).
Villagers were more and more concerned as the monkeys started attacking children. Several local reports showed that people had been injured while fleeing from the pair of monkeys. The latest case getting wounded was some local men when they were trying to save the dogs.
Some species of primates are thought to practice revenge, either directly or indirectly. However, it is unclear whether the monkeys in the Beed district were killing dogs for revenge.
“We do not have any proof to back up this theory. It’s animal behavior and we cannot ascertain why they are behaving like this,” a district official claimed.
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