This is how Planet of the Apes starts as Coronavirus slams the World

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    ‘This is how Planet of the Apes starts’ — As coronavirus slams Thailand tourism, monkeys brawl in the streets

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    There were bound to be plenty of unpredictable consequences as a result of the coronavirus outbreak, but a gang war between rival packs of monkeys in the streets of Thailand?

    According to the Bangkok Post, that’s exactly what happened in the province of Lopburi this week, as hundreds of monkeys brawled over scraps of food. Apparently, tourists who normally keep them well-fed are staying away due to the coronavirus outbreak.

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    Sasaluk Rattanachai, a local shopkeeper who was credited by the Daily Mail for capturing the footage, claimed that this is the first time she’s ever seen such a clash between the temple monkeys and the city monkeys, two different groups separated by a train track.

    “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,” she said. “They went crazy for a single piece of food. I’ve never seen them this aggressive.”

    The clip made “Planet of the Apes” go viral on Twitter





     
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    I was looking for a clip "Urko - we must have guns!" and found something else.
    I had no idea that Sarek was also Urko

     
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    Baboons With Knives Reported To Be Roaming Around Knowsley Safari Park

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    Baboons armed to the teeth with knives and screwdrivers have reportedly been spotted at an animal safari park in England.

    Seriously, what the f*** else could 2020 possibly have in store for us? Just when you think it can't get any worse, there are gangs of highly armed primates cutting about a popular attraction.

    This whole situation was noticed when workers at Knowsley Safari Park spotted the troop of monkeys carrying tools about with them. The keepers at the park are worried that the baboons might have been armed by visitors 'for a laugh' in the hope that they'll start damaging other people's cars whilst they are going through the drive-through safari enclosure.

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    Anyone who has ever been to Knowsley Safari Park - or any other like it, for that matter - knows that the monkeys don't need arming to wreck the s*** out of your car.

    Other people have speculated that the monkeys have simply made off with the tools after nicking them from the toolboxes of workmen who have been into their enclosure.


    Again, this is not an unlikely speculation, given the propensity of baboons to grab stuff and make off with it.

    Usually it's just windscreen wipers and registration plates that they get away with, but now it seems they've managed to get tooled up in more than one way.

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    5 minutes from my house.I once offered to send my ex on a cycling trip through the park.Sadly she turned it down!.
     
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    Well, if the human population were to drop to a tiny enough level, the apes could conceivably take over.
     
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    Japanese Farmers Armed with Air Guns to Fend Off Invasion of Snow Monkeys

    A Japanese farming village has formed a volunteer "monkey militia" to fend of an invasion of vegetable-stealing primates.

    According to The Asahi Shimbun, about 20 farmers and construction workers in Kiso, located in Nagano Prefecture, received instructions on shooting air guns the town purchased to deal with crop-raiding macaques.

    "It's encouraging that people in the community have banded together for a common cause," local cabbage farmer Shinji Nakata told the paper.

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    Maybe monkeys around the world are evolving?! :aggressive:
     
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    A crab-eating macaque plays with a juice carton on a fence in Lopburi, Thailand

    Humans Try to Take Back Thai City From Monkeys

    (AFP) - Residents barricaded indoors, rival gang fights and no-go zones for humans. Welcome to Lopburi, an ancient Thai city overrun by monkeys super-charged on junk food, whose population is growing out of control.

    Pointing to the overhead netting covering her terrace, Kuljira Taechawattanawanna bemoans the monkey menace across the heart of the 13th-century city in the central province of the same name.

    “We live in a cage but the monkeys live outside,” she tells AFP. “Their excrement is everywhere, the smell is unbearable especially when it rains.”

    The fearless primates rule the streets around the Prang Sam Yod temple in the center of Lopburi, patrolling the tops of walls and brazenly ripping the rubber seals from car doors.

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    Drunk monkey gets life behind bars for attacking 250 humans

    Most monkeys are no more than about 2 feet tall, but they’re known to be as much as four times stronger than humans.

    That’s how one drunk monkey named Kalua was able to tear through 250 people — and kill one — while on a rampage in India. This week, zookeepers at Kanpur Zoological Park charged with re-assimilating the primate — for the last three years — have deemed him too dangerous to live among his kind, and have sentenced him to solitary confinement for the rest of his life.

    The alcoholic animal belonged to an “occultist” in Mirzapur, Uttar Pradesh, whom local authorities believe supplied his pet with a regular diet of hard liquor and, possibly, monkey meat, according to the Daily Mail’s report.

    When the owner was found dead, they believe the neglected monkey — likely in the throes of withdrawal — took his aggression to the streets and began roaming the neighborhood and attacking people, particularly the faces of women and children. Kalua had eluded animal trappers in the forests of Mirzapur for some time before finally being captured, IANS reported.

    Kalua, who is now 6 years old, was ultimately brought to the Kanpur Zoo, where he remained hostile towards female zookeepers in particular, as well as monkeys.

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    In Rural Fukushima, 'The Border Between Monkeys And Humans Has Blurred'

    Shuichi Kanno rips tape off the top of a large cardboard box at his house in the mountains in Fukushima prefecture in Japan. He opens the box and rustles around to pull out pack after pack of long, thin Roman candle fireworks. The words "Animal Exterminating Firework" are written in Japanese on the side of each canister.

    Kanno has been battling hordes of macaque monkeys that have encroached upon his neighborhood in a rural area of Minamisoma. These fireworks are his main deterrent — not to cause the monkeys any physical harm, but to scare them away with a loud bang. That is, until they regain their confidence and come back a few days later, which they do like clockwork, Kanno says.

    "In the early morning while I'm sleeping, just when I'm about to wake up, I hear the noise," the 79-year-old says in Japanese as he stacks the fireworks on his living room table. "The sound of the monkeys running around on the roof, getting into the gardens, eating all my food. I have to fight them."

    three reactors exploded at the Daiichi nuclear power plant, one of the most serious nuclear disasters in history. Whole towns and neighborhoods like Kanno's were left empty of human life for years — and, much like Chernobyl, nature started to reclaim the space. Plants poke through sidewalks and buildings, while wild boar, raccoons and foxes roam the streets. But in recent years, many evacuation orders have lifted and people have started to return, meaning humans and animals are having to figure out new ways to coexist — or not.

    "The monkeys never used to come here, but after the disaster, the border between monkeys and humans has blurred," Kanno explains. "The houses were empty, but the gardens were still growing — plums, pears, chestnuts, persimmons. It was a wonderland for monkeys, an all-you-can-eat buffet. And they remembered that."

    His neighborhood is on the very edge of the evacuation area, relatively far from Daiichi. People stayed away for only a few years, but by the time they came back, the monkeys had become comfortable. And, Kanno points out, half the houses are still empty and only older people came back. They just don't have the numbers they need to win the battle against the monkeys without backup.

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    Monkey goes on rampage and bites over 40 people before finally being caught

    An unruly monkey who wreaked havoc on local residents in India and bit over 40 people has finally been caught. Forest department officials rescued a notoriously cheeky monkey from a residential area in northern India's Uttarakhand state.

    According to local reports, the monkey has bitten over 40 people and caused chaos in the neighbouring areas by entering homes and scaring residents. Locals complained about the menace and he was later rescued following two previous attempts to remove him by a team from the Dehradun forest division, which saw the monkey flee before being captured.

    Video footage shows a team of men entering the house of resident Meena Jirwan who locked the door leaving the monkey trapped inside before alerting forest officials.

    The team managed to secure the cheeky monkey inside a net trap and rescue it safely. The animals was then transferred to a sack and taken away from the residential location.


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    Terrifying army of rampaging monkeys invades town and tries to kidnap local kids

    A troop of marauding monkeys have been tearing through a town and terrifying even its residents – even attempting to take their children. The long-tailed macaques have become at nuisance a the N’Dira Residences in the town of Puchong, southern Malaysia.

    The primates live in a forested area next to the neighbourhood and have begun entering the compound. Resident Justin Chin, 30, told The Malaysian Star: “Before last month, they rarely entered the housing area, which opened for occupancy two years ago. The monkeys often create a mess by going through the rubbish and have entered a few houses and damaged many cars."

    “The residents are afraid of leaving their doors and windows open."

    Mum-of-two Hai Tran, 38, said an adult monkey had tried to make off with her three-year-old toddler – while he was inside their house. She said: “I was cooking in the kitchen when I heard my son scream and saw the monkey reach out towards my son."

    “Thankfully, I have a mesh gate that prevented it from grabbing my son.”

    Other locals said the monkeys had stolen food from their prayer altars and invaded their homes, looking for any food they could get their hands on. Mr Chin said the Wildlife and National Parks Department are on the case.

    Official Haidar Khan Mokbolhassan said they plan to catch the monkeys and relocate them to another forested area. He confirmed: “More traps were set recently to increase our chances of catching the troop as we had only caught one so far."

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