Covid-19 or coronavirus has made a drastic impact on humanity all over the world. Whether it’s people getting sick or people panic buying all of the toilet papers from the supermarket, it has been a very difficult period for many countries. However, the virus has not impacted only humans. Hungry monkey groups are swarming on the streets of Thailand fighting for food. This scene seems very apocalyptic because there are almost no humans around.
Tourists that visit Central Thailand are usually the ones that feed these monkeys. However, with the outbreak of the coronavirus, especially in this Asian region, tourists have declined drastically
In the video that became viral quickly, you can see the monkeys separating themselves in “rival gangs” and they dwell in the city.
Reports say that half of the monkeys live in the city while the other half live in temple areas. Usually, these two groups do not ever meet with each other, however, they ended up meeting this past week.
The monkeys are seen wandering the streets separately searching for food. After one monkey finds a banana, the fight appears.
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
The locals were shocked at the aggressiveness of the animals and they are used to seeing them daily. A bystander who captured the video said that the monkeys “looked more like wild dogs than monkeys. They went crazy for a single piece of food. I’ve never seen them this aggressive.”
Another bystander said that the reason for their aggressiveness is that they haven’t been fed. He added that usually there are “a lot of tourists here to feed the monkeys but now there are not as many, because of the coronavirus.”