Farmers Frustrated as Monkeys Steal Piglets and Run Amok

[Cover Picture: United Daily News] A farmer in Yunlin’s Douliu District expressed frustration today that Formosan Macaques were running amok on farms, and not only damaging crops, but invading people’s homes and animal sheds. The farmer, Mr Wu, has personally witnessed monkeys take newborn piglets to use them as playthings. Farmers feel they have no way to effectively deal with the monkey problem. In the pictures associated with this story a piglet was taken by a juvenile macaque who sat

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Taitung County Macaque Loses Both Arms

Concerned citizens have uploaded pictures of a severely injured Formosan macaque to a Facebook group in the hope of getting the attention of relevant authorities. A Facebook user surnamed Lee uploaded pictures and video taken on May 8 of a macaque in Taitung County’s Donghe township. The animal has both forelimbs missing, with exposed bone and bloody flesh. After the pictures were uploaded to the I Love Taitung Facebook group, other users also uploaded pictures of the same animal taken

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Formosan Macaques Poisoned on Monkey Mountain

A Toxicology report released today shows that rat poison was cause of death for 15 Formosan rock macaques that were found in Kaohsiung between August 18 and 24. The macaques were found on Shoushan, a mountain north of the Kaohsiung Harbor entrance, commonly called Monkey Mountain in English. In the 17th century Dutch sailors named the mountain ‘Ape Hill’ because of the prolific number of macaques. The toxicology tests were performed by the Bureau of Agriculture who are conducting a

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Dog Takes Care of Monkey Business on University Campus

The Formosan Macaque is a wily beast who brazenly steals food. His behavior can be quite intimidatingļ¼Œ and in the south of Taiwan he is the enemy of farmers, who sometimes resort to lethal means in order to protect their crops. At Sun Yat-sen University on the outskirts of Kaohsiung City, the campus is surrounded by forests, and the macaque has learned that a student’s breakfast or lunch can make for easy pickings. Around 5 years ago campus guards befriended

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