Monkeys of Mathura – Vrindavan to be sterilized

2024.05.26 (Vrindavan Today News): Exploding population of monkeys (Rhesus macaque) in Vrindavan – Mathura are taking over the city. It is the threatening for the vegetation and the human life. Monkeys are mischievous and are often seen around the temples snatcning things from unsuspecting people. Monkey menace in Vrindavan has been a cause of concern for locals and tourists for a long time. They snatch spectacles, mobile phones and wallets. Several cases have been reported on the fatal attack of monkeys on the old people, women and children.

To contain the growing monkey population in Mathura-Vrindavan, the Municipal Corporation is set to undertake a sterilization program. Veterinary teams will conduct surgeries and administer vaccines as part of this initiative. Construction of an Animal Birth Control (ABC) Center in front of the Veterinary College has already begun.

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In response to the increasing nuisance caused by monkeys and numerous public complaints, the Municipal Corporation has started preparations for their sterilization. The corporation is consulting with veterinary doctors from the college for advice on the procedure. Meanwhile, the CNDS branch of the Jal Nigam is building the ABC Center. Once completed, a designated agency will be responsible for the sterilization process. Captured monkeys will undergo sterilization at the ABC Center and will be kept under medical supervision for three to seven days before being released.

Reports indicate that there are more than 24,000 monkeys in Mathura-Vrindavan. Their aggressive behavior has resulted in frequent injuries to residents and several fatalities. Member of Parliament Hema Malini raised this issue during her first term in Parliament, leading to proposals for a monkey safari and relocation plans. Despite these efforts, the problem persists.

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