Rehabilitation Centre For Monkeys

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  • December 23, 2020
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Rehabilitation Centre For Monkeys

Part of: GS Prelims and GS-III – Environment

In news

  • The first rescue and rehabilitation centre for monkeys in Telangana was inaugurated at Gandi Ramanna Haritavanam near Chincholi village in Nirmal district.

Key takeaways 

  • Monkeys that venture into human habitations would be caught in a phased manner, brought to the centre where they would be operated on for birth control and would be released into the forests again after the rehabilitation period.
  • To make the rehabilitation centre a sustainable habitat for the primates, several fruit and flowering plants, a variety of trees that provide shade, and medicinal plants would be grown.
  • It is the second such facility for the primates in the country. 
  • The rehabilitation centre for the monkeys was also the first such facility in south India.
  • The other facility in the country was in Himachal Pradesh.

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