Can you own monkeys in Thailand?
A provision in Thai law permitted individuals to possess as many as two primates or other wild animais of the same species – « a potential pair to promote breeding » – even though their capture and sale was prohibited.
Is it illegal to own monkeys in Thailand?
Pig-tailed macaques are protected by law in Thailand, where it’s illegal to own them unless they’re captive-bred. Violators can be fined or sentenced to two years in prison, although such a sentence has never been handed down, Wiek says.
Does Thailand have gorillas?
MICHAEL SULLIVAN, BYLINE: Bua Noi, Thailand’s only gorilla, lives here in the PATA Department Store in Bangkok.
Can monkeys open coconuts?
Male monkeys are able to pick up to 1,000 coconuts a day, Peta says. It’s thought that a human can pick about 80. It said it also discovered “monkey schools”, where the animals were trained to pick fruit, as well as ride bikes or play basketball for the entertainment of tourists.