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Massive Monkey Gangs Are Fighting For Food On Thailand Streets As Tourist Food Disappears


Coronavirus isn’t just causing humans to fight in the aisles of Target over toilet paper. Today in “signs of the apocalypse”, hungry monkey gangs are also swarming and fighting – for food – on the streets of Thailand. 

Monkeys in the country are usually well fed by tourists who visit Central Thailand, but visitors have plummeted as a result of the coronavirus outbreak, which has hit the Asian region hard. 

The animals shown in a video are reported to be two separate “rival gangs” that dwell in the city, according to the Daily Mail

Half of the monkeys are said to live in the temple areas, while the others live in the city. The two groups don’t usually meet but ended up doing so this past week.

The animals are shown wandering separately looking for food, but once one monkey finds a banana, the chase is on. 

The ferocity of the animals shocked even locals, who are used to seeing the monkeys on a daily basis. One onlooker, who captured video, 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.”

The onlooker explained: “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 the coronavirus.”

Hundreds of monkeys are shown in this Daily Mail video fighting over a single banana:

Hundreds of hungry monkeys swarm across Thai street as ‘rival gangs’ fight over food after tourists who normally feed them stay away because of coronavirus https://t.co/lQZ0sOzwDF pic.twitter.com/8TgrCTBrQ8

— Daily Mail Online (@MailOnline) March 12, 2020