These thirty men recruited by the municipal council will imitate the cries of the monkeys which proliferate in New Delhi.
About 30 “monkey men” have been deployed to New Delhi to scare off the rhesus macaques that proliferate there and prevent them from disrupting the G20 summit to be held in the Indian capital in early September, local authorities announced on Wednesday.
The New Delhi municipal council has recruited between 30 and 40 “monkey men” to imitate the cries of langur monkeys, natural enemies of the rhesus macaques which have invaded the Indian capital, where the G20 summit will be held on September 9 and 10.
“We cannot drive the monkeys out of their natural habitat. So we have deployed a team of 30 to 40 trained men to scare and scare away the monkeys” macaques, Satish Upadhyay, vice-president of the council, told AFP on Wednesday. city of New Delhi.
“We will deploy a man in each of the hotels where the delegates will be staying, as well as in places where monkeys have been sighted,” he added.
A specific action plan
Fearing that the monkeys would attack foreign leaders’ car convoys during the G20 summit, or devour floral decorations, the municipality called on the forest department to develop an action plan.
Life-size langur silhouettes have also been installed on the streets of the Indian capital to scare away the primates.
For a long time, men patrolled the streets of New Delhi accompanied by trained langurs, but this practice ended after a court ruled that it was cruel to keep them in captivity.
Source: BFM TV