Kakinada: How animal rescuers saved a monkey stranded at sea

For the last three months, local fishermen have been feeding the monkey. No one knew how it landed and survived for three months at a place that is surrounded by water

By Sri Lakshmi Muttevi  Published on  28 March 2022 3:01 AM GMT
Kakinada: How animal rescuers saved a monkey stranded at sea

Kakinada: A monkey stuck in the middle of the sea for the last three months was rescued by animal warriors in a daredevil operation at Kakinada beach in Andhra Pradesh. For the last three months, local fishermen have been feeding the monkey. No one knew how it landed and survived for three months at a place that is surrounded by water.

Four days back, a tourist spotted the monkey and informed the Hyderabad-based- Animal Warriors Conservation Society (AWCS). They immediately reached the spot. A video went viral on social media about how the monkey has been rescued safely.

"We got a call from the local tourist who spotted the monkey when our team from Ongole traveled to Kakinada. We found that the local fishermen had been feeding the monkey for the last three months, but it did not have water for three months. The fishermen did not know the channel to contact so that the animal could be rescued," AWCS general secretary Sanjeev Varma told NewsMeter

The area where the monkey was struck was in the middle of the sea and had wave blockers in 2 km length and 100ft width. It took three days for the team of six, including - Sanjeev Varma, Anirudh, Santoshi, Manish, Amar, and Ramakrishna—to rescue the monkey. "The wave blockers made a free escape for the monkey, jumping from block to block while we tried to rescue. The monkey was sometimes aggressive too," said Sanjeev. With the help of the Kakinada Forest Department, the team took up a boat to the spot and initially tried to rescue by trapping with a net.

"But the monkey has an easy way of escaping. As we did not want to sedate him, with chances of him falling into the waters, we brought rescue equipment from Hyderabad and took him in a cage, left him into the forests," the team said

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