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It was sadly to late to save this long-tailed macaque

 

We received a call from the Petchaburi Livestock Department for assistance with an injured long-tailed macaque. A concerned monk had brought the injured macaque to the livestock dept. from Wat Khao Wang in Petchaburi for urgent veterinary treatment. Someone had shot this adult male macaque, the WFFT Rescue Team rushed to the aid of this macaque. Sadly he passed away before reaching the WFFT Wildlife Rescue Centre. We found numerous bullets in his body; it appears that he died from infections due to the bullet wounds. The concerned monks collected the macaque to take him back to the temple, to perform a ceremony and burry him. Human-wildlife conflict is increasing at an alarming rate here in Thailand, particularly with urban macaque populations.

WFFT Vet Team treating the injured macaque

WFFT Vet Team treating the injured macaque

WFFT Vet Team treating the injured macaque

X ray showing the bullet

X ray showing the bullet

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The bullet

The grave of the macaque at Wat Khao Wang in Petchaburi

 

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