Belfast Telegraph

Thursday 2 October 2014

Baby dies following monkey attack

A newborn baby died after being snatched by a monkey from a family's living room, according to Malaysian news reports (AP)

A newborn baby died after being snatched by a monkey from a family's living room, according to Malaysian news reports.

The Star and the New Straits Times reported that the body of the four-day-old baby was found outside the home in central Negri Sembilan state.

The baby, who had been left alone in the room, had bite marks on her neck and face.

The father was quoted as saying a macaque monkey was seen roaming near the house.

State wildlife official Ishak Muhamad reportedly said the monkey may have been attracted by a female pet monkey the family kept in a cage.

Malaysian authorities have battled a booming macaque population in cities.

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