As aggressive macaques terrorize the whole city in ThailandBy Pictolic https://pictolic.com/en/article/as-aggressive-macaques-terrorize-the-whole-city-in-thailand
In the Thai town of Lopburi live 750 thousand people and 6 thousand macaques. Before people and animals coexisted peacefully and to mutual satisfaction. Tourists came to look at monkeys, replenishing the city Treasury, and macaques, in turn, received a lot of food. Messed up a coronavirus.
After the start of the coronavirus epidemic and closure tourism in Lopburi dried up, but the monkeys were still hungry.
Now in the town of Lopburi, there are about 6,000 monkeys and they shamelessly get into homes and shops, stealing food and ruining everything what can reach. The townspeople say they feel under siege.
In the absence of tourists primates began to poison the existence of the local residents. Hungry macaques are aggressive, attacking each other and even humans.
Some of the inhabitants of Lopburi with the best of intentions began to feed the monkeys, yet this idea has not found support from many of their neighbors.
Some believe that if you feed animals, it just contributes to the fact that monkeys are getting bolder and multiplying out of control.
The city has earned the program of mass sterilization of monkeys that have to put their numbers under control.
Experts catch hundreds of primates and they are sterilized to control the population. But monkeys too much. They are still more than 6 thousand individuals per 750 thousand inhabitants. Moreover, in an abandoned theater was found a "base" macaques. There they live several hundred individuals, and now the building is full of the corpses of dead animals and rotting garbage.
Also monkeys attack people, tear out seals of machines and entire flocks were watching their victims, seated on the walls. But residents insist that the monkey invasion was done by peaceful means. They consider them sacred animals and tourist attraction.
Many are local to the problem is indeed with Buddhist calm. For example, the owner of a shop in lop Buri, said that, despite the permanent fighting with the monkeys, he's going to miss him.