Bekasi (ANTARA News) - Jakarta Animal Aid Network (JAAN) has detected around three wounds on the body of a long-tailed monkey, which roamed freely and disturbed local residents, in Pondok Mitra Lestari Housing, Bekasi City, West Java Province.

"One wound was caused by a wind rifle, and two other wounds were caused due to a sharp scratch," Coordinator of Wildlife Trade Confiscations JAAN Wildlife Division, Zai, stated here.

He noted that the monkey was evacuated from Pondok Mitra Lestari Housing, Jatiasih Sub-District, Bekasi City, on Monday afternoon.

According to him, there were gunshot wounds on the right shoulder of the monkey, while scratches were found on the right finger and thigh.

Zai suspected that the wound was caused by attacks from unscrupulous citizens, who were uncomfortable with the presence of the male monkey alpha type.

This monkey, which was owned by the local people since a few years, was estimated to be over the age of 10.

The monkey had injured two officers of the housing security unit in the past week. The officers were given four stitches after the monkey bit them, causing a two-centimeter-deep injury in their arm.

"Currently, there are two monkeys left that still roam freely in this housing. Therefore, we have set two automatic trapping units," he added.

The evacuation process of the wounded monkey was conducted, along with eight members of Bekasi City Fire Department, for an hour.

"Our strategy is to prepare a dosage of 0,5 mill and to take it veterinarian to check the wound, then we will take it to the rehabilitation center in Lembang, Bandung District," he remarked.

Zai also appealed to the local community to act persuasively against wild monkeys and to avoid provoking it.

"For emergency, please contact us on our hotline of 082210800810," he urged. *** 4 ***

Reporter: Andi Firdaus
Editor: Andi Abdussalam
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