Monkey problem: St Kitts’ great attraction becomes great headache

Browse tourist snaps of St Kitts and some of the most photographed faces have olive-brown tresses and piercing hazel eyes which peer inquisitively from trees, private gardens and beach bars alike.

The Caribbean island’s green vervet monkeys are as iconic as its historic fortresses and black sand beaches.

But the charismatic creatures that so enthral holidaymakers cause misery for local farmers, munching their way through every crop from mangoes and watermelons to squash and cucumber. So indiscriminate are their taste buds, research indicates three in four of the country’s farms are now affected.Read More…..

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