Organizers of the Commonwealth Games in India say they will try to prevent wild monkeys from disrupting the event by deploying a team of larger, fiercer monkeys to scare off their smaller cousins.
Indian security officials put 10 langur monkeys and their handlers on duty Wednesday at several venues around New Delhi, the host city, to keep wild monkeys in check. More langurs will be deployed when the Commonwealth Games open on Sunday.
Some participating nations have expressed concern about the threat of wild monkeys, dogs and snakes attacking athletes and spectators at venues of the games, including the athletes’ village.
Organizers say their squad of trained monkeys will chase the wild animals away. Langurs are known to be intelligent, aggressive and territorial.
One type of wild animal commonly found in New Delhi will be immune from the crackdown. Sacred cows are expected to continue roaming the city unimpeded.
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