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Saturday, March 14, 2020

Hundreds Of Ravenous Wild Monkeys Terrorise Thai City In Search Of Food After Coronavirus Drives Tourists Away


Large groups can be seen running across a road and targeting each monkey that manages to get hold of a banana.

Even locals who are used to the animals' behaviour seemed shocked by their ferocity.

Onlooker Sasaluk Rattanachai, who captured the scene from outside a shop where she works, said: ''They looked more like wild dogs than monkeys.

"They went crazy for the single piece of food. I've never seen them this aggressive.

''I think the monkeys were very, very hungry.

"There's normally a lot of tourists here to feed the monkeys but now there are not as many, because of coronavirus.''

Lopburi is home to thousands of wild monkeys that roam the streets and buildings, many living in the grounds of the district's ancient Buddhist temples.

Wildlife across the country is a strong draw for the 35m tourists that visit every year and account for around 20 per cent of its economy.




But the global outbreak of coronavirus has seen tourism numbers decimated around the world.

Only 59 cases have so far been confirmed in Thailand, but tourist arrivals have plunged by around 44 per cent.

[By The Sun]

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