The monsoon has already caused landslides in Kerala, severe waterlogging in Mumbai and is now causing flooding in several areas of Karnataka. According to India Today, due to the overflowing Tungabhadra river, 50 monkeys got stranded on a tree near Rajanahalli in Harihar taluk of Davangere district.
On August 6, the state Forest Department, as well as Fire and Emergency officials, set out with boats to help the animals but they too scared to jump into the boats. Subsequently, a rope ladder was tied to stones leading all the way up to the river bank. Though hesitant at first, the monkeys crossed the river eventually and on August 9, the rescue operation turned out to be successful.
Great work by @aranya_kfd @KarFireDept who worked hard to rescue a troop of around 50 monkeys on Sunday stranded on a canopy of trees due to the overflowing Tungabhadra river, near Rajanahalli in Harihar taluk in Davanagere district. pic.twitter.com/6TjdAfQd8W
— Nolan Pinto (@nolanentreeo) August 11, 2020
People online lauded the efforts of the forest department.
Wow this so very humane and a great sight to see !! Shows the concern of officers for animals BIG time !’ Salute to them
— Raghavendra Rao (@rajabhi123) August 11, 2020
In understanding these Langoors are defeating human. They are not scrambling even in dire situation and queuing up with safe distance as bridge doesn't collapse fellow monkey doesn't lose balance
— M P Sharma 🇮🇳 (@mpsharma56) August 12, 2020
Salute to those who built this temporary bridge and we're successful in saving those wonderful creatures.. Hatsoff!! @anandmahindra Here's something extraordinary you wouldn't want to miss.
— Lokey (@_lokeshpathak) August 11, 2020
Nobel job 👍
— Prakash Balkundi (@prakashbalkundi) August 11, 2020
Kudos, to the officials for helping out the animals in need.