I believe that everyone's childhood can not be separated from the "Journey to the West", as a child, the most favorite is the mighty Monkey King Sun Wukong, because he is the embodiment of bravery, wisdom and justice. So much so that many people have a good feeling about monkeys, but the reality is that monkeys in scenic spots are very rampant, and even grab food, and tourists fight.
The "human-monkey war" on Emei Mountain is the most intense, what kind of monkeys are on the mountain that are so rude? What is the reason for this group of monkeys being hostile to humans? And there are not a few "human-monkey wars", so why is there no way to alleviate them? In the end, how should we look at the "human-monkey war" in Emei Mountain? Let's look at the incident where the monkey king was killed on Emei Mountain, and why monkeys often attack tourists on Emei Mountain?
What kind of monkeys are on Mount Emei?
As one of the four famous Buddhist mountains in China, Mount Emei, with its steep terrain and beautiful scenery, is a tourist attraction that many people love to visit, but the monkeys on Mount Emei are a big headache, it is the Tibetan sheikh monkey, also known as the "Emei monkey".
The Tibetan macaque is relatively large and is the largest of the genus Macaca in China. They have a pair of large canine teeth, and the male monkey has a flesh-colored face with white around the eyes and can weigh up to 17 kg, with a body length of about 65 cm, while the female monkey has a reddish face with red around the eyes and can also grow up to 14 kg, with a body length of about 55 cm. The habitat of Tibetan macaques is usually at an altitude of 1500 to 2500 meters, mainly living in broad-leaved forests or mixed forests.
Tibetan macaques are herd animals, usually consisting of a dozen or more individuals in a colony, each colony having 1-3 adult male leaders, who are usually on guard at the rear of the colony during battles. Their range is on the ground, but they choose to rest at night in trees and cliff caves. They are omnivorous and feed on plants, mostly leaves and fruits, occasionally insects and bird eggs, and sometimes go to farming areas to obtain food.
The reason for their hostility towards humans?
The monkeys on Emei Mountain, known as "monkeys" more than a decade ago, are now repeatedly involved in "human-monkey wars". Why are they hostile to humans? Let's look at an incident where a group of Tibetan chief monkeys robbed a woman, hundreds of monkeys swarmed around her, and the woman was surrounded by the monkeys, and there was no way for bystanders to help.
In a panic the woman actually fell off the cliff, so the police shot the king of the monkeys, because it is not possible to keep the wild genes that are harmful to humans, even if they are second-class national protection animals, in the case of necessity or human safety. The repeated occurrence of such incidents, in fact, and humans can not be separated from the relationship.
Since the end of the last century, Tibetan macaques have been increasing their numbers and expanding their territories. Initially we found that Tibetan sheikh monkeys were not afraid of humans and got along well with visitors, who were willing to share their food. But as Emei Mountain continued to open up, they found themselves fed without hunting. With easy access to food, they became more and more unrestrained and daring, and their way of obtaining food gradually changed from begging to robbing.
The Tibetan macaques are hostile to tourists and also because they are influenced by some poor quality tourists who will deliberately provoke them with food. Over time, the Tibetan sheik monkeys are getting wilder and wilder, and even if we don't take the initiative to contact them, they will attack us for food. The "human-monkey war" conflict further erupts is that these monkeys will also snatch tourists backpack, which many valuable items, such as cameras, cell phones.
Another reason for the hostility of Tibetan sheiks is that there are many monkeys on the mountain and it is common for the leaders to change. A defeated Tibetan sheik monkey will always heal alone, and now that Emei Mountain is crowded, there are more unstable factors. The immature tourist encounters a defeated Tibetan sheik monkey and angers it, and in order to regain its confidence it will go all out, triggering a "human-monkey war". Once you meet a single Tibetan sheik monkey, remember not to approach.
Why is it impossible to mitigate the "human-monkey war" incident?
In the summer of 22 years, there is a Emei Mountain "human monkey war" incident occurred to cause concern, the Tibetan monkeys justified and tourists fighting for school bags, and tourists are also deadly hold their own school bags. Why is the "human monkey war" not solved?
Many tourists had their things targeted by the monkeys and were only able to protect them woefully, and even beautiful women were harassed by the monkeys and there was nothing they could do about it. Although the Tibetan sheikh monkeys in Emei Mountain are very disturbing, they belong to the second class protected animals in China, and we cannot harm them. If they are harmed, we may also have to bear a series of legal responsibilities.
The herds of Tibetan macaques that remain in areas of high human traffic are fierce and tough, as food resources are abundant here. And where there are more resources there is also more monkey strife. Those groups of Tibetan sheik monkeys that are friendly with people are driven away and only the strong groups of Tibetan sheik monkeys can occupy the place for a long time, so the monkeys in Emei Mountain are getting tougher and tougher. The battle-hardened Tibetan sheikh monkey group is not patient enough in the face of tourists, they will take the initiative to provoke a fight, and we can do nothing about it.
The growing conflict between humans and monkeys is also related to the characteristics of Tibetan macaques. They are smart and not smart enough to be happy with what humans give them for a while, but will remember their offenses for a long time. They remember the offensive behavior of tourists, and thus follow the same example, but we can grasp the proportion, but the monkeys can not. If the monkeys are heavy-handed in the contact process, we will naturally do our best to protect ourselves, but they may not be able to stop, and in the long run, their misunderstanding of humans is getting deeper and deeper, and it is difficult to resolve the conflict.
Respect for natural selection
Think carefully, the Tibetan sheikh monkeys are becoming more and more aggressive, after all, it is we who have influenced them, how to correctly look at these "human monkey war" events in Emei Mountain? As a senior primate, we should reflect on whether too much interference with the laws of nature. Tibetan sheikh monkeys originally developed according to the laws of nature, but human intervention, making them gradually lost the ability to hunt, we also suffered a series of retaliation.
We should clearly understand that there are laws of nature. The Tibetan sheikh monkey population should have been the winner is king, the loser eliminated, and now the human feeding let them reproduce, to Emei Mountain caused trouble, this incident is to give us a deep warning. We love to cherish animals, respect them should be, but in the name of love to change their living conditions, this is the greatest harm.
Even now there are warnings against feeding food in the scenic area, and visitors are reminded to bring less luggage, but it's too late. Without respect for natural choices, it is not only these rare species that are being reversed, but in the end it is humans who are being harmed. In many cases, we still have to follow the natural development and respect the laws of nature.