UPDATE: 100 Monkeys Sterilized and Released Back to Phuket Forest

Phuket –

A first group of about 100 sterilized monkeys in Phuket have been released back to a forest.

Our previous stories:

A monkey control team from Samut Sakhon has started to sterilize monkeys in Phuket, which has a population of more than 2,000.

Phuket has targeted to sterilize 500 wild monkeys from famous tourist attraction areas to help control a growing population.

Now for the update:

Mr. Pongchart Chueahom, the head of the Khao Phra Taeo Natural and Wildlife Center in Thalang, told the Phuket Express that on Monday (May 8th) about 100 monkeys that have already been sterilized were released back to their home at the Toh Sae Hill in Rassada.

The monkey sterilisation project is aimed to decrease the birth rate of monkeys in Phuket. This project is also targeted to solve problems between monkeys with locals and tourists as well as prevent diseases from monkeys which can be infective to humans. These are urgent problems which have to be quickly solved, said Pongchart.

Thai media has previously reported that many foreign tourists have been injured by monkeys attacking them at famous tourist places which have many monkeys such as the Toh Sae Hill in Rassada and the Rang Hill in Phuket Town.


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Goongnang Suksawat
Goong Nang is a News Translator who has worked professionally for multiple news organizations in Thailand for many years and has worked with The Pattaya News for more than four years. Specializes primarily in local news for Phuket, Pattaya, and also some national news, with emphasis on translation between Thai to English and working as an intermediary between reporters and English-speaking writers. Originally from Nakhon Si Thammarat, but lives in Phuket and Krabi except when commuting between the three.