Monkeys on Campus
There have been occasional sightings of wild monkeys on campus. For your own health and safety, please:
Do not feed monkeys, litter, or leave food* where they can reach it (e.g. near an open window; in an open waste bin).
*Edible items should be disposed of securely and safely, e.g. in a ‘worm bin’ or other suitable system (ideas at Organic), or RU Kitchens - in closed bins designated for collection by pig farmers.
Do not approach, corner, or try to handle a monkey,** as this could lead to ‘fright-bighting’.
**If a monkey is injured, it should only be helped if a monkey group is not close by; cover the injured monkey with a blanket/net and contact Quintus Hanhndiek at the local Dept of Environment, on 046 622 7909 (the SPCA is not allowed to deal with wild monkeys).
Do not show fear, just ignore the monkey and move away calmly and quietly.
If stealing food from buildings becomes a problem, wildlife experts in the RU Zoology Dept will be consulted regarding the appropriate steps to be taken.
Go to the Rhodes University ENVIRONMENT front page. Suggestions/Questions? Contact environment(at)ru.ac.za
Last Modified: Thu, 02 Mar 2017 10:22:59 SAST