May 31, 2008

Gangster Monkey Shot Dead in Cambodia

A male macaque monkey that attacked tourists at a temple in Phnom Penh, the capital of Cambodia was shot dead. The monkey, which weighed 44lb (20kg), had bitten many people, and people called it as “a gangster” monkey. Just last week the macaque bit a 60-year-old woman on her head, hands and legs.

The gangster monkey was killed on Thursday, because "it had bitten many people and many people said the monkey was a gangster," said Chhim Dina, the deputy of Phnom Penh’s Daun Penh district.

Authorities in the past tried to trap unruly monkeys in that area, by getting them to eat eggs laced with sleeping pills, but were unsuccessful.


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