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Hungry monkeys raid Krabi college

Hungry monkeys raid Krabi college

WEDNESDAY, February 27, 2019
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More than 20 long-tailed macaques raided a vocational college in Krabi's Klong Thom district on Wednesday morning, apparently to search for food.

Hungry monkeys raid Krabi college

Photo courtesy of Srisuda Yongkit

The monkeys came down from the hills behind an army base in the district and searched through garbage bins. 
They also ransacked teachers' rooms and classrooms and caused damage to the school.

Hungry monkeys raid Krabi college

Photo courtesy of Srisuda Yongkit
The primates were apparently not afraid of the teachers and threatened anyone approaching them.
Chinachipa Dungsuksai, head of accounts at the college, said the monkeys raided the building for three days running looking for food and sparking fears they would injure someone 

Hungry monkeys raid Krabi college

Photo courtesy of Srisuda Yongkit
Suwat Suksri, head of Thung Thalae Wildlife Sanctuary, said officers tried to lure the monkeys with fruit to cages, which might take a few days. 
Suwat said drought has caused food scarcity in the forests, forcing the monkeys to look elsewhere for food.

Hungry monkeys raid Krabi college

Photo courtesy of Srisuda Yongkit