Monkeys create a ruckus at Thane officials are unable to save them, due to monkey catcher and equipements shortage. Five no. of monkeys from Sanjay Gandhi National Park has been attacking houses in Thane over the last few days.
After Thane residents complained about a group wild monkeys in Sanjay Gandhi National Park (SGNP) attacking their homes, forest department officials claimed they were lacking personnel and the equipment needed to save the animals.
According to the residents the group of five animals has been seen within Naupada, Pachpakhadi, Kopri, Teen Hath Naka, Harinivas Circle, near Mayor's bungalow and Ghodbunder Road. Animal rescuers have said that the monkeys had moved away from their natural habitats to the city to search for water and food. water.
Mayur Maru, 44, an occupant in Sita Vihar, Naupada, Thane told him that the previous week, the monkeys walked into his home through the window.
"My wife owns an inside boutique. The monkeys destroyed the clothing and damaged the mannequins. The monkeys escaped only when we chased them off with the assistance security guards," Maru said. Maru. Maru added that it was only the 3rd time the animals invaded his home.
"Forest department officials have said that they are unable to do anything since they're not staffed properly and do not have sufficient equipment. Thus, they're able to educate citizens about how to coexist with wild animals." explained Maru.
Residents have reported complain to forest officials for the last 15 days regarding the monkeys however, they have had no success.
The monkey catcher near me who is also president of the Thane Natural History Society, Kaustubh Darves, who is 29 stated, "Whenever there are complaints received by the forest department concerning monkeys living in housing societies or living in the same house that are being referred to us. We strive to assist the monkeys in any way we can. In the event of rescue, we require the help of a cage and van. None of these are offered by the forest department. "
He said, "There is no permanent solution to this issue. Human beings will need to be taught to live in harmony with monkeys. But, we will require trained forest personnel who are able to respond in times of emergency."
A Forest department official has said that they've informed their senior staff regarding the problem and the urgent requirement for human resources and equipment.
"As Thane city is located near SGNP monkeys are able to get into urban areas close to the forest. The department has been informed responsible of our request, and they is likely to be fulfilled in the near future," said Dilip Deshmukh the range Forest Officer (RFO), Thane.
The department also is assisted by the NGO and animal rescuers of the city from time to time.