Friday, October 19

Tag: careers

In India, Monkeys Are Taking Over. That’s Why People Are Being Hired To Scare Them.

In India, Monkeys Are Taking Over. That’s Why People Are Being Hired To Scare Them.

NEWS
India’s parliament added 40 employees to its payroll last week. That's good news for the economy and great news for people who would like to make a career out of pretending to be a monkey.  That's because all of the new hires will be mimicking the sounds of langur monkeys to keep macaque monkeys away from a government complex in Delhi. Previously, real langurs were used to keep the macaques--who roam freely as strays through Delhi--from the buildings, but that practice was put to an end after being deemed animal cruelty. The men hired to scare the monkeys have undergone training to sound like langurs, but will not be required to wear a costume or anything to make them look like the parliament protectors they’re replacing.      The monk...