19 Jan 2012 Leave a comment
A baby monkey which was kept in a tiny cage as part of an ‘educational mini zoo’ by Anal Jyoti Boarding School (Sunakothi) has been rescued by Roots and Shoots Nepal. After receiving vaccinations at Animal Nepal’s animal sanctuary, the rescuers took the monkey to its new home at the R&S rehab centre in Nagarkot.
The baby monkey was kept in a small cage, together with some birds and rabbits, ‘to educate the children about the importance of animals’, according to school authorities. After regular visits by Animal Nepal staff, the school management agreed to hand over the monkey. The pet monkey was self harming and showed aggressive behaviour.
Although the monkey probably cannot be rehabilitated in the wild, it now has a large enclosure, hopefully shared with other monkeys in the future.