Those wily Sheshan monkeys
Oh no! It looks like some monkeys have escaped from their cages at Sheshan National Forest Park and are now on the loose, and are out and about terrorizing hapless tourists. Their caretakers are now asking the public to be on the look out… and to submit tips on how to get them back home.
The story starts with a Mrs. Zhu, who took her five-year-old daughter to Sheshan National Park. When they went to Monkey Mountain, one of the beasts managed to climb out of the iron cage, attack her for her snacks and grab her drink bottle out of her hand.
Shaken, Mrs. Zhu realized she’d been scratched and then somehow managed to wrack up nearly 3000RMB in medical expenses (which, it seems like, the park is now paying). She believes the monkey is definitely aggressive and will pose a threat to tourists and children. “Since the monkey escaped the cage, why won’t park services bring it back?”
Apparently that’s easier said than done. Park services told Xinmin today that they are trying, but old tactics of offering zoo food don’t seem to be working… and also, there’s actually five escaped primate inmates. They’ve already proven smart enough to avoid all the traps.
Sheshan National Forest Park’s Monkey Mountain has been closed for the time being, and a spokespserson says that all they can do at this point is wait for the monkeys to get sick of outside food (or stop finding it) and wander back home. They ask the public to call them with any monkey trapping tips.