Monkey Found Wandering at Public Park in Phuket Town

Phuket –

A monkey was recently found wandering on a tree at a public park in Phuket Town.

The director of the Khao Phra Thaeo Nature and Wildlife Education Center, Mr. Pongchart Chuahom, told The Phuket Express that on Wednesday (November 29th), they were notified from a staffer at the Phuket Tourism and Sports Office which is in Saphan Hin Public Park in Talad Yai sub-district about the unusual sighting for this area.

Relevant officials arrived at the scene to find a pig-tailed macaque on top of a tree near the office. The Wildlife Center and the Kusoldharm Foundation are planning to help the monkey. It was unclear if the monkey was caught as of this past weekend, however.

The Phuket Express noted that the Saphan Hin Public Park is not a place where people can normally see any monkeys. Places in Phuket where you can see lots of monkeys are on the Rang Hill in Talad Nuea, Phuket Town, on the Toh Sae Hill and at Koh Sirey in Rassada. It is about six kilometers from Saphan Hin Public Park to those three places.

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.