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Security forces are now equipped with slingshots to fend off monkeys who harass visitors at the Taj Mahal. The root cause of this conflict between humans and rhesus macaques is the eradication of the monkeys’ natural habitat, which has forced them into proximity with humans.

Africa
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Hailed for their intelligence and majesty, Egyptian vultures were admired and worshiped throughout history. But decimated by poisoning, electrocution and illegal trophy hunting, the bird that was once an ancient Egyptian hieroglyph is now endangered.

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Tigers in India have been under threat for hundreds of years, and by the year 1971, their population had dropped to 1800. Though hunting tigers is outlawed today, they continue to be threatened by human activities, such as habitat encroachment, illegal poaching, and government-sanctioned killing of tigers deemed to be “man-eaters.”

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