Monkeys escaping from an Electric Fence

A Safari Park has a problem with monkeys escaping from a fenced area that had existing electric fencing on the chain link fencing. They were observed to be climbing up the posts placing hands and feet between the wires and so escaping from their enclosure.
The solution to this was simple and entailed creating loops of live wire around the posts standing proud about 20cm off the posts using Offset or Distance insulators to prevent the monkeys from reaching the posts to start with.

A similar problem was observed in the past where Elephants were seen to thread their trunks through the live wires to hold the post and pull it over. In this case, running a live wire down the post so preventing the animal from curling it’s trunk around the post was effective.

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Agrisellex association with Electric fencing began 31 years ago in Central Africa where electric fencing was used to assist farmers, wildlife conservation entrepreneurs to control all aspects of African wildlife. We moved to the UK in 2000 and have become involved in all aspects of English Electric Fencing over these 13 years. Agrisellex has a long association with horizont Agrartechnik gmbh. This German company has been producing Electric fencing products for 60 years and is synonymous with German quality. Find us on Google+
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