Anti-Monkey Security Force, Made Up of Bigger Monkeys, Deploys at Commonwealth Games

Anti-Monkey Security Force, Made Up of Bigger Monkeys, Deploys at Commonwealth Games

Anti-Monkey Security Force, Made Up of Bigger Monkeys, Deploys at Commonwealth Games

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Sept. 28 2010 12:46 PM

Anti-Monkey Security Force, Made Up of Bigger Monkeys, Deploys at Commonwealth Games

To protect athletes at the upcoming Commonwealth Games from Delhi's rampaging troops of rhesus macaques, the city has

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, bringing the total to 38.



Male Hanuman langurs weigh about 40 pounds, while male rhesus monkeys are 17 pounds. The smaller monkeys, though capable of vicious attacks on humans,

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.



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AFP, reporting on the mobilization, gives some history of the macaque problem:


In 2007, the deputy mayor of New Delhi died from a fatal fall after being attacked by a group on the terrace of his home.

The

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—a quadrennial competition for current and former member countries of the British Empire—has reportedly been plagued by last-minute problems, including the

and the discovery of a

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. And with the games officially opening on Sunday, the New York Times reports, Delhi is following the tradition of international sports-event host cities and

.