Monkey business lands Chinese macaque behind bars – for now

PUBLISHED : Tuesday, 05 December, 2017, 1:21pm
UPDATED : Tuesday, 05 December, 2017, 2:30pm

Forestry police in southwestern China have finally caught up with a wily intruder who evaded capture for about a fortnight.

A macaque began breaking into homes in Xishuangbanna, Yunnan province, in the middle of last month, defying residents’ attempts to catch it, China News Service reported.

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Forestry police said they received about a dozen reports of a macaque intruder from November 16.

On Thursday, the monkey was spotted on a roof at a middle school during the school’s annual sports day.

Macaques are protected in China so forestry police were alerted and swooped on the animal after cornering it in a school dormitory, the report said.

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It will be released back into the wild once it gets the all-clear from a veterinary officer.

Xishuangbanna is the biggest rainforest area in China.