Report: India Conscripts Monkeys to Police Commonwealth Games


India's hosting of this year's Commonwealth Games in Delhi has repeatedly come under fire for safety, infrastructure and hygiene concerns. And while they may not be able to rectify all of those issues, they do have an ace in the hole — monkey cops.

Apparently, the Bonnet macaque, an invasive monkey species common to Delhi, frequently attacks humans which would cause a threat to spectators. So specially-trained long-tailed Langur monkeys, who do not attack humans but are known for their ferocity in combat with other monkey species, will be used to police the games, Metro UK reports. One Langur is said to be able to fend off whole troupes of macaques — keeping both spectators and athletes safe.

The monkeys will be present both at venues and in the athletes village.

The Indian television report can be seen below.

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