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24 monkeys found dead near Tiruchy
In a suspected case of poisoning, 24 monkeys (Bonnet Macaque) were found dead at Nedungur village on the Tiruchy-Chennai national highway here on Sunday.
The carcasses of 18 male and six female monkeys were found scattered in the village, locals said. Based on a complaint, senior forest officials along with veterinarians visited the spot and held enquiries with the locals. “Prima facie, it appears that the monkeys have died of poisoning, but the exact cause of their deaths will be known only after a post-mortem,” a Forest Department officials said.
The viscera samples will be sent for analysis. The results will confirm whether they were poisoned, other officials said. Further investigation is on.
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