• Short Summary

    MONKEYS ARE USUALLY A PEST. BUT IN TROPICAL MALAYA, ESPECIALLY ON TEE EAST COST, WHERE?

  • Description

    MONKEYS ARE USUALLY A PEST. BUT IN TROPICAL MALAYA, ESPECIALLY ON TEE EAST COST, WHERE COCONUTS GROW IN ABUNDANCE, THEY BECOME ASSETS.

    NOT, NATURALLY THOUGH.

    WHILE THEY ROAM ABOUT IN HERDS, CAREFREE, FROM TREE TOPS TO TREE TOPS WITH AN OCCASIONAL FEEL OF THE GROUND BELOW, MET OF THE JUNGLE TRIBES SILENTLY LAY TRAPS FOR MONKEYS.

    SOONER OR LATER SOME OF MONKEYS END UP IN TRAPS. THE YOUNGER ONES ARE THE PRIZED CATCH BECAUSE THEY CAN BE TRAINED QUICKLY.

    THE MONKEYS ARE SOLD TO COCONUT PLANTATION WORKERS WHO TRAIN THEN TO PLUCK COCONUTS.

    A COCONUT IS TIED TO A STICK OFF THE GROUND AND THE MONKEY TIED TO A LEASH IS TAUGHT TO PULL IT OFF. THEY MONKEY SOON LEARNS TO TWIST THE COCONUT A FEW TIMES. AND JERK IT FREE.

    WHEN IT IS TRAINED ENOUGH, OFF IT GOES FOR WORK. THE OWNER OF THE MONKEY, WHO GETS A JOB OF GATHERING COCONUTS, PUTS THE MONKEY TO WORK AND COLLECTS THE WAGES.

    AS HE STANDS ON THE GROUND, THE MONKEY CLIMBS THE TREE AND PLUCKS OFF COCONUTS. IT CAN EVEN MAKE A SELECTION AND PULL OFF ONLY RIPE ONES.

    THE AVERAGE WORKING LIFE OF A MONKEY IS TEN TO 15 YEARS WHEN THEIR WORKING LIFE IS OVER. THEY ARE FREQUENTLY SENT TO ZOOS.

    THE TRAINED MONKEY IS ALWAYS KEPT ON A LEASH BECAUSE THE OWNER NEVER KNOWS WHEN IT WILL FEEL LIKE WALKING OFF THE JOB.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVADLQ1TCYV76JPRJ356OQAVMQD4
    Media URN:
    VLVADLQ1TCYV76JPRJ356OQAVMQD4
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    21/07/1959
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:53:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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