The baboon incident at the Leofoo Village theme amusement park attracted national attention, unexpectedly turning the "ㄅㄆㄇ Monkey Park" into a hot topic.
(Photo by reporter Liao Xueru)
[Reporter Liao Xueru/Hsinchu Report] The baboon incident at the Leofoo Village theme amusement park attracted national attention, which unexpectedly turned the closed "ㄅㄆㄇ Monkey Park" into a hot topic; when the "baboons were flourishing", the director of the park, Yang Yongxian, couldn't help but recall the monkey raising back then An anecdote, it also emphasizes that the monkeys were taken over by Leofoo Village after the closure of the business in 2001. Among them, there were only single digits of baboons. There were hundreds of baboons in the Leofoo Village Zoo long before the monkey park was established.
Located in Baoshan Township, Hsinchu County, "ㄅㄆㄇ Monkey Park" was founded in 1985. It was once known as the largest primate zoo in Southeast Asia. It is the memory of many fifth, sixth, and seventh graders, attracting countless tourists from home and abroad.
The head of the park, Yang Yongxian, recalled that monkeys are known to be highly intelligent and good at escaping, even if they are kept in iron cages, they often escape.
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"Maybe it's really boring to be locked in a cage. They will pull on the lock every now and then. Once they find a malfunction (such as rust on the lock), they will escape immediately. For this reason, a springless all-stainless steel lock must be used to prevent this. breach."
Yang Yongxian said that if it is not kept in a closed iron cage, it must be kept in an open display with high walls, trenches, or electric fences to prevent escape, and because macaques and baboons are good at swimming, they cannot just be blocked by a pool.
The monkeys in the safari park often use electric fences. Monkeys are afraid of electricity. Once they are shocked twice, they will know that they cannot touch the power grid.
"However, the managers of zoos have probably heard some legends: Monkey society has a class system. If the weak do not obey the strong, they will be violently confronted. Power outage (blackout or failure), immediate group jailbreak... More interesting rumors are that the group of baboons who have finally caught the opportunity to escape will automatically report back to the park at meal time, without the manager worrying about it. It turns out that monkeys and humans Same, take food as your heaven.”
Leofoo Village mentioned in a statement on March 28, "Due to the large number of primates previously adopted in the monkey garden, and the natural stocking method, the area of the stocking area is several hectares, and it is difficult to count."
"I'm wronged! The large group of baboons in Leofoo Village has nothing to do with me." Yang Yongxian said that from relevant reports and records in his early years, he learned that when Leofoo Village Wildlife Park was established in 1979, 130 baboons had been introduced into the park.
ㄅㄆㄇ The Monkey Park was devastated by a typhoon in September 2001 and reluctantly announced its closure. At that time, there were about 20 kinds of monkeys in the park, and a total of more than 100 monkeys were taken over by Leofoo Village. There are probably only 2 prairie baboons, 5 Arabian baboons and 2 painted-faced baboons, and the baboons are housed in the beast area and will not be mixed with other monkeys.
Yang Yongxian, the director of "ㄅㄆㄇ Monkey Park", recalled anecdotes about raising monkeys back then.
(Provided by Yang Yongxian)
Yang Yongxian said that from the relevant reports and records in the early years, when the Leofoo Village Wildlife Park was established in 1979, 130 baboons had been introduced into the park.
(Photo by reporter Liao Xueru)