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A Japanese macaque enjoys a hot spring. Earlier this month, many of the attacks took place when at least one monkey entered homes and a school through open windows and sliding doors. But now, with residents instructed to keep those entry points shut, more people are being attacked outside, Saito said.What happened to a monkey in Japan?
A Marauding Monkey Was Killed in Japan. Others Will Take Its Place. As Japan’s macaque population grows, clashes with humans are becoming more frequent. More than 50 people were injured by recent monkey attacks in one western city. The Japanese macaque population has been growing since the end of World War II. Buddhika Weerasinghe/Getty ImagesHow many people have been injured by Monkey attacks in Yamaguchi?
More than 50 people had been injured as residents were terrorized by monkey attacks over the past three weeks, they said. One of the macaques, which are native to the region, was tranquilized after being caught near a local high school Tuesday evening, a Yamaguchi city official told NBC News.How many people have been bitten or scratched by Japanese macaques?
Since July 8, at least 58 people have been bitten or scratched by Japanese macaques. Another father described how he heard crying and rushed downstairs at his home. “Then I saw a monkey hunching over my child,” he told the Mainichi Shimbun daily, according to CBS News.