Monkey needs help
Tourists informed us a few weeks ago, about an abandoned monkey next to the Rockview Restaurant in Chaweng Noi at the First Bungalow Resort. No owner or caretaker had been seen for 14 days, we were told they had abandoned the Restaurant and no one could tell us if they will come back. In the mean time Tourists provided the monkey with food and water, however they could not clean the cage since he bites and is lightning fast. We cleaned the cage of the monkey and gave him food and water. It isn't far from our house, so it isn't a huge problem to go there every other day to check on him.
The cage is completely decayed and beyond repair. Many places are broken due to rusting, the stand that the cage used to have don’t exist anymore. Therefore, the cage lies on the floor and if it rains “LING” has to sit in the dirty smelly mud. Ling means monkey in Thai and seemed like a suitable name for him.
This is how we found Ling:
HERE you can find the video.
First of all he has to get out of that dreadful cage. We have built a larger cage, with a perch and a weather sheltered area. Here is a picture story of the new house for Ling:
HERE you can find the video from the new house of Ling.
A huge THANK YOU to all our animal friends, who contributed to the cage!
Ling’s owner has returned finally and was delighted with the new cage.
Sadly we couldn’t do any more for Ling. He will probably have to spend the rest of his life in this cage. Ling already spent 5 years in that tiny cage.
Of course, the owner is not willing to give up the monkey for adoption, since the monkey is a way to get customers.
A few of you wrote to me that we should just open the cage and let the monkey run free. That we should bring him to the jungle...The only problem with that is there is no more jungle on Samui. In the mountains a lot of fruits are farmed and the owners of the plantation would kill him so he won’t touch their fruit. They usually kill the mother in the trees to get to her babies. The babies then are sold and taken to the streets to be photographed with tourists. When they aren’t babies anymore and start to get dangerous, the owners dispose of them. Then the cycle begins again, a mother gets killed, her babies get taken and sold, the babies are used for money, etc.
The tourists are to blame for everything, the ones that still take pictures with the baby monkeys.
PLEASE MAKE NO PHOTOS WITH MONKEYS OR OTHER WILD-ANIMALS!
You surely not want that they must suffer or die because of YOU!
After tourists often said to us that our three year old cage hasn´t his legs anymore and is standing with a huge whole on the earth we immediately decided to fix it.
JAA, one of our staff has fused a new very big and heavy base for the cage. We dragged it trough Fairehouse Beach Resort at Chaweng Noi Beach to the beach.
The way to LING would have been even shorter if we were allowed to go through the First Bungalow Beach Resort next to the Fairehouse.
The First Bungalow Beach Resort doesn´t like animals and the Dog Rescue Center has the order to stay away from there.
Two days later four of our helpers have painted the cage and made the new base on it.
And then it's time to start fixing the cage ...
At the moment it is really hot here on Samui so the coulour was dry very fast...
The owners will have a look if they see his new cage! The last days they were not seen at their house at least during the day ...
LING April 2017
We have been taking care of the monkey at Chaweng-Noi Beach since March 2013.
This time it was about the fact that he has no water bowl in the hot season. He has always knocked over his.
He now has a cup that 2 helpers could hardly carry. With drain for cleaning.
If you are on Koh Samui please visit LING and feed him. Please bring water.
His owner takes care of him only very irregularly. He is almost exclusively supplied by tourists.
The cage has to be completely renovated again.
Ling/ Lucie August 2017
Here you can see a video of Lucie's move from Chaweng Noi Beach to our office in Chaweng
Here is a video how Lucie moves into her newly built cage.
Ling/ Lucie April 2018
This video is about Lucie, Maxi and Meggie 3 new friends.