PICS: Guards save wounded monkey and her baby

2016-12-12 13:02

Durban - Security guards in Verulam attended to an emergency of a different kind at the weekend when they had to rescue an injured monkey and her baby on Sunday.

Reaction Unit South Africa (Rusa) spokesperson Prem Balram said the monkeys had been rescued from a residential complex.

"Reaction officers were called to the complex on Ireland Street in Verulam after a resident noticed that the monkey was severely injured and could not walk," he said.

"Officers arrived at the complex parking lot and found the monkey with her baby clinging on to her. She had a large open wound to her back," he added.  

He said reaction officers transported the animal to the Rusa operations centre and were making arrangements with Monkey Helpline to assist.

"It could not be confirmed if the monkey was shot or snared," Balram added.

(Pics: Jeff Wicks, News24)

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