Skip to comments.Trained monkeys hired to protect athletes, visitors at Commonwealth Games
Posted on 09/28/2010 3:09:05 PM PDT by Beaten Valve
Organizers of this year's Commonwealth Games in New Delhi have had their share of problems, not the least of which are wild animals said to be infesting the stadiums and housing areas.
Athletes and other visitors may take comfort in the fact that organizers have hired a well-trained team to keep the area safe ... although they may be slightly alarmed to learn that they are being protected by a team of monkeys.
According to the UK's Daily Telegraph, a team of trained langur monkeys has been brought in to scare off wild animals, including wild dogs, snakes and other monkeys. Langur monkeys are said to be very intelligent but also aggressive and territorial, making them very effective in keeping other animals away from a given area.
India's NewsX said that a single langur monkey can scare away a troop of 20 wild monkeys.
The Commonwealth Games, held every four years, are scheduled to begin this weekend. Some teams had threatened to pull out due to poor accomadations and the infestation of wild animals.
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It’ll work great until a “trained” monkey goes nuts and rips off someones face and bites off their fingers.
the “new” civilization.
No matter how much you trust a monkey never give it a gun.
Wild dogs? I guess they meant strays. The Indian wild dog called the Dhole would certainly not come anywhere near Delhi. In any case they are the most feared predators in the Indian jungle & even the Tiger is wary of them.Not much chance that a monkey would be able to stop them.
Hope they curtail their “autoerotic activities.”