Monkey business: Indian officials used langur monkeys to help security at Commonwealth GamesBy Chris Lehourites, AP
Wednesday, September 29, 2010
Plan of the apes: Security officials use langurs
NEW DELHI — Security officials at the Commonwealth Games aren’t monkeying around anymore, deploying langurs at several venues in New Delhi to keep the smaller simians from causing any trouble.
Langurs are a common type of monkey in south Asia, and because they are large and fierce they are often used in India to keep other species in check in public places.
The New Delhi Municipal Council said it will put 10 langurs on duty outside several venues starting Wednesday, but that number will increase in the days leading up to Sunday’s opening ceremony.