Monkeys are clever and by nature very curious. Therefore, it is challenging to find suitable solutions for fencing monkeys in captivity and fencing that can keep monkeys away
where they are a nuisance.
Monkeys in captivity
To avoid having to compromise on freedom of movement and the design of the monkeys' areas, RubberGuard Fencing may be the solution.
The RubberGuard Wire offers many options to fence in ways that contribute to freedom of movement without compromising safety. RubberGuard Wire can be wrapped around trees and touched by soil and vegetation without significantly affecting the current. This allows being creative when the monkeys' area needs to be fenced off.
Big savings in British Zoo
In Knowsley Safari Park, UK, RubberGuard Fencing has been used in a completely new and revolutionary way, which has saved the park a lot of money and provided safety for animals and humans while maintaining the freedom of movement of the monkeys.
The park has installed "threads" of the wire at the exit from the park which the cars drive through at the end of the visit. The wires are conductive and the monkeys therefore jump down from the cars when the cars drive through the wires. The monkeys are able to detect the current from a distance, so they jump off before there is contact with the wires.
The cars can drive out of the enclosure - without monkeys on the roof.
Sacred monkeys are lurking everywhere in the Indian capital, and they are estimated to be responsible for about 2,000 attacks on humans a year. And it's going wild.
Thus, in 2007, the deputy mayor of the capital, SS Bajwa, lost his life after monkeys attacked him. Less than a month later: 25 residents of one of Delhi's slums are injured as they try to prevent a monkey from stealing an infant.
Food production is threatened by the monkeys' plunder of agricultural land
For many farmers in Indonesia and elsewhere in Asia, monkeys are a threat to food production. One year, a village on the island of Java measured that the monkeys in the hunt for fruit, vegetables and rice had destroyed and plundered the crops on 400 hectares of agricultural land.