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    Stripes to the rescue: packed tigers frighten food-stealing simians

    Villagers in Anamalai Tiger Reserve turn to the toys in an attempt to protect their shops from rampaging groups.


    Packed tigers on display in front of a supermarket in Navamalai, to frighten monkeys.


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    Villagers in Anamalai Tiger Reserve turn to the toys in an attempt to protect their shops from rampaging groups.

    Large, stuffed tigers welcome visitors to stores in remote towns of the Anamalai Tiger Reserve (ATR). Nevertheless, not all of them are for sale.

    Having actually tired all other alternatives, shopkeepers have actually positioned the toys in front of their outlets to terrify off bonnet macaques that come trying to find food, varying from plantains to large jars of peanuts.

    N. Palanisamy, whose household has been running a grocery shop at Navamalai for the last 60 years, stated the intrusion by monkeys had actually lowered by 90% after he placed a big, stuffed tiger in front of the shop 3 months ago. “Monkeys utilized to trigger damage to the tune of 2,000 to 3,000 a month. They would take biscuit packages, plantains, dal, nuts and anything else they consider edible. They once raised a jar of cashew nuts worth 2,000,” he said.

    He bought a stuffed tiger from Salem after hearing that shopkeepers in other villages of ATR, like Sarkarpathy and Kadambarai, had been placing reproductions of the huge felines to terrify monkeys.

    ” Sometimes, I play clips of tigers roaring on my mobile phone and stroll around the shop with the packed animal,” he stated.

    Besides stealing food, the monkeys trigger problem in the Electrical energy Department quarters at Navamalai, which houses 100 workers.

    A typical sight

    Monkeys atop cleaned clothing hung out to dry are a typical sight. Workers are required to wash their clothing once again since of dirt or fear of parasites, Mr. Palanisamy stated.

    Pollachi Forest Variety Officer V. Pugalendhi stated locations like Navamalai, Sarkarpathy and Kadambarai are located within the forest limits, and for this reason, recording monkeys for moving may not bring the preferred results as brand-new troops might replace those that have been recorded.

    He noted that the Forest Department had recorded bonnet macaques that were causing a threat in the urban areas of Pollachi, and had actually released them into the forest.

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