Unruly monkeys that have been going hungry during the pandemic were today treated to a lavish picnic. Hundreds of hungry monkeys were seen fighting over a single banana in Thailand after coronavirus caused a huge drop in the numbers of tourists … At least one or two attacks … And now, Agra seems to have had enough. To inquire about a licence to reproduce material, visit our Syndication site. For other inquiries, Contact Us. [circular reference] As service animals for disabled people During India’s nationwide coronavirus lockdown, most of the macaques left the city for the countryside to look for food. A hilarious moment that could've gone really wrong was filmed in Padang Padang Beach, West Sumatra in Indonesia. During India's nationwide coronavirus lockdown, most of the macaques left the city for the countryside to look for food. "I used to keep 'chana' (gram) and 'roti' on my terrace for the monkeys but now with the uncertainty over the lockdown, I am keeping all the food grains for my family. Tourists are not allowed to carry food into the Taj Mahal, and many dump containers in trash cans near its entry gates, attracting the monkeys. Later that year, monkeys reportedly snatched a … One of the more popular attractions in most Southeast Asian countries like Malaysia and Thailand is feeding wild animals. "Since thousands of tourists, in normal times, come to Ayodhya and they feed monkeys with bananas, bread, puris and other eatables. While the national lockdown has led to a total absence of tourists in the holy city, the monkeys have no one to feed them. Hundreds of monkeys that were once fed by tourists in Lopburi, Thailand invaded a street and pummeled each other as they fought over a single banana this past Wednesday. 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. "And then one day when the business went bankrupt, they just released the monkey. SHIMLA, India - Thousands of monkeys are menacing the historic Indian city of Shimla, where sterilizations and illegal poisonings have failed to blunt their frequent attacks on tourists and farms. Last week, 20 long tailed macaque monkeys, a protected species, were found poisoned in Rayong province, believed to be at the hands of … In such a situation, most people are unable to feed the monkeys," said Rama Gupta, a senior citizen who stays with her two sons and their families. 679215 Registered office: 1 London Bridge Street, London, SE1 9GF. I tried to buy it but it was too expensive. Thousands of monkeys are menacing the historic Indian city of Shimla, where sterilisations and illegal poisonings have failed to blunt their frequent attacks on tourists and farms. The local people have also stopped offering food to the simians because they are also feeling the pinch of the lockdown. Monkeys attacking tourists inside the Taj Mahal premises has become a matter of serious concern. Thousands of monkeys are menacing the historic Indian city of Shimla, where sterilizations and illegal poisonings have failed to blunt their frequent attacks on tourists and farms. The city hosts an annual Monkey Buffet Festival, where visitors build huge … "There's normally a lot of tourists here to feed the monkeys but now there are not as many, because of coronavirus.''. Thousands of monkeys are menacing the historic Indian city of Shimla, where sterilisations and illegal poisonings have failed to blunt their frequent attacks on tourists and farms. Fabian, who's from New Zealand, was visiting a … In the past 24 hours, the monkeys have attacked and bitten 39 people. 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. "They went crazy for the single piece of food. The primates are normally well-fed by tourists visiting the town of Lopburi, around 150km north of Bangkok, Thailand. Footage shot in … While the overpopulation of rhesus monkeys has been a problem in many countries, Thailand is getting hit hard because so many of theirs are fed by tourists, and the coronavirus has completely shut visitors out, resulting in bands of starving monkeys attacking residents, cars, buses, homes, anything that might result in getting a handout. In May 2018, monkeys attacked two French tourists as they were taking selfies, according to the Independent. Following the deaths of the 12-day-old infant and the 58-year-old woman, citizens of Agra held an urgent meeting to discuss measures to curb the monkey menace in the city. During India’s nationwide coronavirus lockdown, most of the macaques left the city for the countryside to look for food. They also appear to object to all the attention and eye contact is a particular no for pumped up alpha males. Onlooker Sasaluk Rattanachai, who captured the scene from outside a shop where she works, said: ''They looked more like wild dogs than monkeys. Anil Kumar a doctor at Shri Ram hospital said that 39 people have come to the hospital after being bitten by monkeys. The monkeys in Ayodhya were never as aggressive as the ones in Vrindavan but they made sure that they get their food by walking off with bags and sunglasses which they return only if they are given food. For further details of our complaints policy and to make a complaint please click this link: thesun.co.uk/editorial-complaints/, Comments are subject to our community guidelines, which can be viewed, Hundreds of monkeys in Thailand were seen fighting over a single banana, The coronavirus has caused a massive drop in tourists that would normally bring the monkeys food, Even locals seemed taken aback by the behaviour, The Lopburi district is home to thousands of wild monkeys that live in the grounds of its ancient Buddhist temples, The coronavirus has seen tourism to Thailand fall by 44 percent, Independent Press Standards Organisation (IPSO). Anil Kumar a doctor at Shri Ram hospital said that 39 people have come to the hospital after being bitten by monkeys. In this photograph taken on August 30, 2020, monkeys sit on a tree next to a residential area in Shimla. The brand value of the world-famous monument of love and that of city of Agra is taking a hit. The local administration claims that it is providing bread and grams for monkey but the local people say that the exercise is 'inadequate'. Authorities have not been able to curb the menace as tourists from India and abroad are being attacked by the monkeys at the Taj Mahal. Qianling, located near the city of Guiyang in Guizhou Province, is home to some 2,000 macaques and is popular with tourists who flock there to enjoy its natural beauty, as well as watch the monkeys in their natural element. Tourists -- Indian as well as foreign -- have often had to deal with monkey attacks at the Taj Mahal. The monkey often bide their time before attacking or swiping food from visitors to the paradise beach Some people who show fear or who suddenly turn away from the animals while holding food have been known to be scratched or bitten. With all restaurants and eateries completely shut, there is no leftover food for the monkeys either. News Corp is a network of leading companies in the worlds of diversified media, news, education, and information services. But the global outbreak of coronavirus has seen tourism numbers decimated around the world. Tourist is joyfully 'attacked' by group of monkeys in Costa Rica. Even the local people are not moving out because all temples are shut. View our online Press Pack. In popular culture monkeys are a symbol of playfulness, mischief and fun. Yes, the whole riding elephants, petting tigers, that sort of thing. The monkeys are usually well-fed thanks to the tourists who flood the city in central Thailand — but are going hungry because of the drastic drop in … Footage shot in the Lopburi district in the centre of the country shows the animals scramble over and attack one another. I've never seen them this aggressive. SHIMLA, India (AFP) — Thousands of monkeys are menacing the historic Indian city of Shimla, where sterilizations and illegal poisonings have failed to blunt their frequent attacks on tourists and farms. In this photograph taken on August 29, 2020, a monkey passes by people standing on a road in Shimla. In 1920, the 27-year-old King of Greece, Alexander, was the victim … In the past 24 hours, the monkeys have attacked and bitten 39 people. A Monkey Killed A King In Greece. Well with a lot fewer tourists coming around, the monkeys need to fend for themselves when it comes to food. Hordes of starving monkeys were seen clashing in an ancient city in Thailand amid the coronavirus outbreak. Thousands of monkeys are menacing the historic Indian city of Shimla, where sterilisations and illegal poisonings have failed to blunt their frequent attacks on tourists and farms. ''I think the monkeys were very, very hungry. Besides, my son owns a stationary shop which has been shut since March 22 so the income has also stopped. However, holidaymakers have been non-existent due to the coronavirus travel restrictions and the monkeys have been seen fighting over scraps of food. According to Ram Lal Mishra, a resident, there are about 7,000 to 8,000 monkeys in Ayodhya. Only 59 cases have so far been confirmed in Thailand, but tourist arrivals have plunged by around 44 per cent. Monkey populations in some parts of Thailand, especially near human settlements and tourists spots, are growing. SHIMLA, India: Thousands of monkeys are menacing the historic Indian city of Shimla, where sterilisations and illegal poisonings have failed to … During India's nationwide coronavirus lockdown, most of the macaques left the city for the countryside to … Mum, 32, 'lured boy, 14, to her home for sex after seeing him play football', A fake Xmas tree & tinsel is 'common' - here's how to get the decor 'right', Naked Attraction contestant dumped by his date after VERY dirty chat-up line, Love Island's Jess Hayes devastated as she loses baby at 19 weeks, First jabs next week as UK is 1st in world to approve Covid vaccine, ©News Group Newspapers Limited in England No. Oh, and feeding stray monkeys, too. This service is provided on News Group Newspapers' Limited's Standard Terms and Conditions in accordance with our Privacy & Cookie Policy. According to the Daily Mail, the macaques – an Old World species of monkeys that inhabit Asia – are normally well-fed by visitors to the town. Visitors to the country make it a point to stop in the area so they can interact with the primates and feed them. The Sun website is regulated by the Independent Press Standards Organisation (IPSO), Our journalists strive for accuracy but on occasion we make mistakes. I have never seen monkeys behave like this.". During India's nationwide coronavirus lockdown, most of the macaques left the city for the countryside to … Monkeys that have become habituated to human presence in tourist locations may also be considered pests, attacking tourists. As restrictions have eased, they have returned to bully inhabitants and snatch grocery bags, and up to … Florida tourists warned as STI-ridden monkeys menace popular Orlando attraction; He told Malaymail: "Last time in Panang Jaya, there was a nursery selling flowers and they also sold animals and they had a monkey in the cage. HUNDREDS of monkeys in Thailand were seen fighting over a single banana after the coronavirus caused a massive drop in tourists that would normally bring them food. Duration: 00:31 7/3/2019. Large groups can be seen running across a road and targeting each monkey that manages to get hold of a banana. Monkeys are getting aggressive because they have been hungry," he explained. To see all content on The Sun, please use the Site Map. Thousands of monkeys are menacing the historic Indian city of Shimla, where sterilisations and illegal poisonings have failed to blunt their frequent attacks on tourists and farms. Monkeys in Ayodhya are an angry as well as hungry lot these days. "However, after the lockdown, the tourist influx has stopped. "The Sun", "Sun", "Sun Online" are registered trademarks or trade names of News Group Newspapers Limited. The monkeys are used to being fed by tourists, LiveScience reports. HUNDREDS of monkeys in Thailand were seen fighting over a single banana after the coronavirus caused a massive drop in tourists that would normally bring them food. Even locals who are used to the animals' behaviour seemed shocked by their ferocity. The Lopburi province in Thailand is home to hundreds of macaques monkeys. But the macaques have grown increasingly aggressive, attacking visitors and attempting to snatch food from their hands. While the national lockdown has led to a total absence of tourists in the holy city, the monkeys have no one to feed them. Before I could realize what was happening, one of them bit me on the shoulder. "This is the highest number that I have seen in a matter of few hours," he said. Raju, one of the victims who was bitten by a monkey, said, "I was putting out clothes to dry on my terrace when a group of monkeys came and pounced on me. 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