Lopburi, Thailand - Kingdom of
THAI SOLDIER AIMS ANESTHETIC DART AT MONKEYS IN LOPBURI.
A Thai soldier (R) aims an anaesthetic dart at monkeys in Lopburi
province, 150 km (93 miles) east of Bangkok October 30, 2002. Almost
300 monkeys living at a palace in Lopburi suffer from a skin disease,
and Thai soldiers are currently sedating them with anaesthetics so they
can tend to their disease. The monkeys and the area in which they exist
attract 3,000-4,000 tourists each day, and local authorities intend to
tackle the problem quickly to keep it a popular tourist attraction.