Monday, July 11, 2011

Monkeys Break Into Indian Hospital Via Automatic Doors

Monkeys have invaded a leading Indian hospital after working out how to use its automatic doors.

Staff at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) told The Times of India that the rhesus macaque monkeys have been sneaking into wards and recovery rooms, having learned that the hospital's new automatic doors operate using motion sensors.

A doctor at the New Delhi hospital said: "I was at the patient recovery room when a nurse cried out that a monkey had sneaked in. The monkey had somehow entered the main corridor and was hiding in the false roof.

"As soon as the security guard moved away, it jumped inside."

Y K Gupta, a spokesman for AIIMS, confirmed that the hospital has hired two grey langurs to chase off the smaller simians. There are thought to be between 20 and 30 monkeys across the campus.

Full story here.

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