Hundreds of wild Thai monkeys are swarming the town center in Lopburi, Thailand because the tourists that usually fed them fled due to Covid-19.
A video of the monkey hordes running around and fighting each other in Lopburi city center went viral on social media.
According to Bangkok Post, the monkeys, are generally from two different gangs – temple monkeys and city monkeys. Since there are no tourists in the Thai city, because of the slowdown in tourism, there was no one to feed the monkeys, leading to the gang war.
A person who filmed the video told the publication that those monkeys were looked more like wild dogs than monkeys as they went crazy for the single piece of food.
She further told that she had never seen monkeys this aggressive and she thinks those monkeys were very hungry. “There are normally a lot of tourists here to feed the monkeys but now there are not as many, because of the coronavirus,” she concluded.
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Coronavirus which has now spread to 132 countries across the globe has now effecting animals.
According to the United Nations’s health agency global death toll has reached almost 5,000, while the global number of cases has surpassed 132,000 and about 68,000 victims have recovered so far.