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Hundreds Of Monkeys Fight Over Single Banana As Coronavirus Keeps Tourists Away

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Hundreds Of Monkeys Fight Over Single Banana As Coronavirus Keeps Tourists Away

An incredible video of hundreds of monkeys fighting over a single banana in Thailand has emerged.

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The lack of tourists in Lopburi in the country's centre means there isn't much food being dropped or discarded in bins.

Normally, the hundreds of monkeys would get to scrounge off the scraps from travellers, however with coronavirus causing many not to leave their homes, there is little to go around.

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You can see the animals all roaming around the city looking for anything they could chuck in their gob.

But when one of the monkeys manages to get their hands on a banana, the rest of the mob race towards the fruit like it's the last thing they'll ever eat.

The one holding the fruit manages to get away, but not before dozens of their brothers and sisters chase after them up the road and into an enclosure.

Credit: Viral Press
Credit: Viral Press
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An onlooker 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 the coronavirus.''

Thailand is one of many nations around the world that is suffering as a result of the coronavirus.

Last year, the south-east Asian country received a whopping 39 million tourists.

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Credit: PA
Credit: PA

However, 10 million of those were from China.

Millions of people across the globe have called off holidays and cancelled their plans as the number of Covid-19 cases continues to grow.

Thai resident Nattakit Lorwitworrawat has told the BBC that businesses are suffering as a result of everyone staying home: "At the peak two years ago we carried 1,000 clients a day.

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"Today if we get 200 clients, that is considered very good - we would be very happy with that."

Phuket Tourism Association's vice-president Sarayuth Mallam added: "The government needs to help us and soon.

"We don't ask for much. But if they want us not to lay off staff, they have to help us by cutting or delaying tax payments, social security payments, and giving soft loans to businesses here."

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Topics: News, Animals

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