An aggressive monkey will spend the rest of his life in a cage after attacking more than 250 people and killing one during rages the animal experienced due to alcohol withdrawal. Safely caged at the Kanpur Zoo, he’ll never be able to hurt anyone again.
- Poor Kalua was an alcoholic. If you’re thinking to yourself, “How can a monkey be an alcoholic?” then let me tell you. Kalua was the pet of an occultist who regularly gave the animal alcohol to drink, turning him into an alcoholic. After the owner died and there was no more alcohol, Kalua flew into a rage and went around biting people in the Mirzapur district of India.
- Animal experts had to be called in to catch him. According to reports, Kalua was finally caught and brought to Kanpur Zoo, where he was placed in isolation. It’s believed that carers had hoped to rehabilitate the monkey so that he could integrate into the general zoo population, but that hasn’t happened.
- It seems as though Kalua will always be dangerous. “We kept him in isolation for some months and then shifted him to a separate cage. There has been no change in his behavior and he remains as aggressive as he was. It has been three years since he was brought here, but now it has been decided that he will remain in captivity all his life,” the zoo’s doctor, Mohd Nasir, told the Gulf News.
- So why is Kalua so aggressive? No one knows, but some believe that the monkey was fed a cannibalistic diet by his occultist owner in addition to all the hard liquor, resulting in the out of control behavior. Sadly, we’ll never know.
- Kalua is only six but he’ll never know freedom again. Zoo doctors believe that if Kalua was allowed to roam free again, he would go right back to biting and attacking people regularly and they can’t let that happen. Keeping him locked up is the only way to keep people safe and to keep Kalua safe since something bad could happen to him if he attacked the wrong person.