Monkey rescued after a severe electric shock in Si Racha

Si Racha –

A monkey has been rescued from a severe electric shock and falling down from a high tree in Si Racha.

Si Racha firefighters were notified of the monkey from a motorbike taxi driver on Jom Jermphon Road in Si Racha yesterday (September 6th).

Veterinarians from the National Park Wildlife and Plant Conservation Si Racha Office and staffers from the Si Racha Electric Authority arrived at the scene to find the monkey stuck on a branch of a large tree.

A veterinarian fired a shot of anesthetic to the monkey on the tree which was about six meters high. Staffers helped to hold a sheet before the monkey fell down safely below without further harm.

The monkey is a large male macaque weighing about 20 kilograms. The macaque had sustained serious injuries from electric shock with burn marks on its neck and body. The monkey was taken to an animal hospital for further treatment.

The motorbike taxi driver, whose name was not given, told the Pattaya News the macaque had lived here for a year. It likes climbing up on power poles and cables

The motorbike taxi driver had heard some sparking from an electric generator before the macaque fell down and hit the ground. Electricity nearby also blacked out temporarily. The monkey then managed in a daze to climb up on to the tree but then stopped responding concerning the motorbike taxi driver.

The motorbike taxi driver then called for rescue services assistance. The monkey remains at a local veterinary hospital.


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Goong Nang is a News Translator who has worked professionally for multiple news organizations in Thailand for many years and has worked with The Pattaya News for more than three years. Specializes primarily in local news for Phuket, Pattaya, and also national news, with emphasis on translation between Thai to English and working as an intermediary between reporters and English-speaking writers. Originally from Nakhon Si Thammarat, but lives in Phuket and Krabi except when commuting between the three.