Thai Town Overrun By Monkeys Since There Are No Tourists To Feed Them

Attempts to stop the spread of coronavirus have had all sorts of consequences, from concert cancellations to schools getting shut down. Plenty of people had to scrap or alter their vacation plans too, and there are many ramifications from that as well, but one no one really expected was a town being overrun by monkeys.

The Lopburi province in Thailand is home to hundreds of macaques monkeys. Visitors to the country make it a point to stop in the area so they can interact with the primates and feed them. Well with a lot fewer tourists coming around, the monkeys need to fend for themselves when it comes to food. A local shopkeeper captured footage of what this looks like as two rival gangs of the macaques fought over a single banana.

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