Monday, October 26, 2009

Monkey population in Bukit Panjang growing too fast

 Monkey population in Bukit Panjang growing too fast
STOMPer icebleue says that the monkey population at Bukit Panjang has been growing because residents feed them, and worries that this could become a problem.

Says the STOMPer:

"I wish to highlight the monkey problem surfacing in Bukit Panjang.

"It all started with two or three monkeys appearing at Zhenghua Park along Petir Road, near Blk 203.

"Recently, due to irresponsible feeding from a resident at Blk 203, throwing oranges and food around 4-5pm daily, the monkey population has grown to about 20.

"Today, a fed up resident, also from the block, started throwing water bombs to frighten the monkeys away.

"I hope the irresponsible resident could stop his/her ugly act of throwing food for the monkeys.

"The monkeys need to survive on their own.

"Imagine 100 monkeys next year at the same park."

 Monkey population in Bukit Panjang growing too fast
 Monkey population in Bukit Panjang growing too fast
 Monkey population in Bukit Panjang growing too fast
 Monkey population in Bukit Panjang growing too fast

People just don't understand why feeding of wildlife is a bad idea, do they?

Long-tailed macaques
(Macaca fascicularis) may seem cute and amusing, but feeding brings a whole lot of problems, creating unnecessary conflicts that usually leads to the monkeys being culled.

Here's a page giving more details as to why we should not feed the monkeys.

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