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

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  1. nivek

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    Lockdown impact: Starving monkeys attacking human beings in Ayodhya

    It is not only human being but animals too who are facing the brunt of lockdown as monkeys who are close to starvation have started attacking human beings in the temple town of Ayodhya.

    The Ayodhya police are now busy writing complaints about monkeys. “We have received several complaints of monkey bites in different part of Ayodhya in the past one week. And this number is on the rise,” Sushant Chaudhry a police inspector in the Ram Janmabhoomi complex said.

    Chief Medical Officer (CMO) of Shree Ram Temple Ayodhya Dr Anil Kumar said that the hospital is getting at least 40 patients of monkey bite daily. “These hungry monkeys are entering the residential areas for food and attacking human being when they are shooed away,” the doctor said.

    The local people say that earlier the pilgrims coming to Ayodhya from different parts of the country used to feed these monkeys with bananas and other fruits. The pilgrims also worship these monkeys as sena (soldiers) of Hanuman.

    During lockdown, entire Ayodhya has been sealed and no pilgrim is allowed to go to any temple or anywhere. The big Ram Navami fair was also not held this time. All the hotels and restaurants are closed too. These restaurants too used to feed the extra or leftover food to moneys. Due to the lockdown, this source of food has also dried up.

    Dr Kumar said that monkeys are turning violent due to lockdown as they are not getting food leading to such change in their behaviour. There are no vehicles on the roads and therefore these monkeys are using empty roads as their play grounds. And if any commuter passes by, they attack him.

    The local administration has asked the local ashrams and temples have started giving food to these starved monkeys but it is very small in quantity as compared to their numbers.

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    This is what happens when you make wildlife dependent on human beings. That's why over here they are adamant about people not feeding the bears. If you feed them they will die.

    We had a bunch of marijuana growers in BC feeding the bears dog food so that they would hang around the plants and scare thieves away. All those bears ended up being shot because they were too used to humans.

    They're probably going to have to do the same to the monkeys.
     
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    Monkeys could have 'fundamental rights' as Switzerland holds historic vote

    Switzerland is to hold an historic vote on giving monkeys "fundamental rights".

    Citizens will decide on amending their region's constitution to include "fundamental rights to life for nonhuman primates". The vote in the northern half-canton of Basel City was given the go-ahead by the country's supreme court.

    It was triggered after animal rights group Sentience Politics campaigners gathered 100,000 signatures backing the move. The animals are "highly complex beings, possessing an intrinsic, essential interest in living a life of bodily and mental integrity", said the group.

    Cantonal - or state - and city governments opposed the vote saying it could violate federal law. A Basel court last year dismissed a complaint against the legality of the initiative.

    And Switzerland's top court has now rejected an appeal against that ruling. The court said in a statement: "In principle, cantons can go further than the protections guaranteed by the federal constitution. "The initiative does not ask that federal rights accorded to humans be extended to animals, but is asking for the introduction of specific rights for non-human primates.

    "While unusual, this does not in itself contradict the superior law." Sentience Politics told the ATS news agency it was "thrilled at this historic decision".

    It remains unclear when voters will have their say.

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    What does that mean?
     
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    It sounds like they have a list of rights they wish to give these monkeys which doesn't exactly follow our list of rights as humans...

    Splitting hairs maybe?

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    Malaysian man finds monkey’s selfies and video after finding lost phone in jungle

    A man from Malaysia was stunned to discover a series of monkey 'selfies' on the phone he found after it was lost. Zackrydz Rodzi told BBC News that he thought his phone had been stolen while he was sleeping.

    Reportedly, the 20-year-old student from the town of Batu Pahat in Malaysia went to sleep on Friday with his phone next to him. On Saturday, he woke up to find that his phone had gone missing.

    While talking to the news channel, Rodzi said: "There was no sign of robbery. The only thing on my mind was - is it some kind of sorcery?"

    He eventually tracked the device to a jungle behind his house on Sunday afternoon. He said his father kept calling his phone until he heard it ringing from the jungle and found it beneath a palm tree.

    When his uncle joked that he might find a picture of the thief on his phone, Rodzi opened the gallery and discovered a series of monkey pictures and videos. A video which he has shared with the BBC news channel, even shows the monkey trying to eat his phone.

    According to the news reports, Rodzi said he showed the photos to friends and family who 'couldn't believe it', before posting them on Twitter. The tweet has garnered over 2,000,000 views and counting.



     
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    Forgot about this clip lol...

     
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    The part he was born to play.

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    That was some real...monkeying around.
     
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    Link doesn't work and tweet doesn't load.
     
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    Looks like he deleted his tweet...

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    Found it...

     
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    Pigs and goats as well.
     
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    Fierce War Between Simians in Agra Claims Two Human Lives

    A fierce war between two groups of monkeys in the heart of the Taj city took two human lives.

    Ghatia Azam Khan police chowki men said an old house in the Satsang Gali was under repair. The owner and a labourer were standing close to a wall that had to be demolished. Just then armies of monkeys fighting for territorial rights ransacked and jumped all over the area, bringing the damaged wall down on Monday evening.

    The two men were crushed under the rubble and debris and could not be saved due to severe head injuries. The deceased Laxman Tulisiani, a gold valuer, and Veera, a beldaar, were on the second floor of the dilapidated house when the wall of the third floor fell over them due to more than 35 monkeys locked in a furious showdown.

    The injured were rushed to the GG Nursing Home, but could not be saved.

    Locals have demanded rounding of monkeys from the city. Agra citizens have appealed to the district administration to take effective steps to curb simian nuisance in the city.

    Mayor of the Agra Municipal Corporation, Navin Jain, has been asked to shift the monkeys from the city to the forest areas, as there have been a series of fatal cases. The Corporation had launched a drive a few years ago, but animal rights groups stalled the exercise.

    Locals demand drastic action against rampaging monkeys who have made life difficult for people living in old city areas.

    Agra these days is living in the scare of bovine, canine, and simian menace. Even tourists have become victims. Last year there was a hue and cry when a monkey snatched a newly born from the lap of a mother and killed the infant, in Runukta village, 20 km away.

    The district authorities had then made a number of promises but nothing much happened.

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    Thousands of marauding monkeys terrorise Indian city with attacks on tourists and farms

    Thousands of monkeys are terrorising an Indian city with frequent attacks on tourists and farms after sterilisations and illegal poisonings failed to stop them. Most of the macaques in Shimla, Himachal Pradesh, left the city for the countryside to look for food during India's nationwide coronavirus lockdown.

    But the monkeys have returned to bully inhabitants and snatch grocery bags as lockdown restrictions have eased. Up to 50 troops of hungry monkeys now prowl the former colonial British summer escape in the Himalayan hills.

    The city of 160,000 people has long been a major draw for tourists seeking to avoid India's summer heat but food waste they leave behind has become a magnet for the macaques.

    Nand Lal, 46, showed his wounds from one altercation with the animals this month, which required multiple anti-rabies injections afterwards. She said: 'I was passing a group of monkeys when the dominant male suddenly attacked me and three others piled in.

    'Luckily I could grab a stick and fight them off. I had bruises all over my face and head. I was bleeding from a bite on my back.' Days after the assault, Lal said, he could still hear the 'chattering' of his attackers and the two dozen other monkeys that watched.

    People are very scared and they don't know what to do,' according to retired High Court judge Kuldeep Chand Sood, who pointed to a bite in his leg inflicted as he sat reading on the terrace of his home.

    Speaking at his home in the macaque-infested Sanjauli district, he said: 'I was just going through my book when suddenly a big monkey attacked and bit me.'

    Many Sanjauli homes now have metal cages over their terraces and windows to keep out the invaders, who have even been known to steal from refrigerators. Shimla government wildlife officer Rajesh Sharma said garbage bins overflowing with food attract the animals.

    When not targeting humans, the estimated 130,000-plus monkeys in the state are stealing or destroying millions of dollars of fruit and crops each year from farms.

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    Saudi Arabia: Baboon attacks plague Mecca, Taif, Asir

    Saudi authorities have moved to tackle a baboon invasion of Mecca, Taif and Asir, local media reported.

    Saudi Minister of Environment, Water and Agriculture, Abdul Rahman Al Fadhli, has instructed the transfer of the necessary funds to a project aimed at solving the problems caused by baboons in Mecca and the holy sites, and another country-wide project.

    The move came in response to complaints from Saudis over monkey attacks, which damaged their crops.

    Only around 65 per cent of Saudi Arabia’s baboon population is wild; the rest live in and around towns and cities, particularly Taif, which happens also to be the kingdom’s top leisure-tourism destination.

    These baboons, to varying degrees, rely on human food, people say. In search of food, hungry baboons attack villages and damage farms, especially those of roses, pomegranate and other fruits. Baboons, known as Al Saadan in Saudi Arabia, are attacking most of the cities and villages in Taif region frequently. They gather in large numbers in inhabited regions and run amok.

    The baboons swoop down in large numbers from their hilltop dwellings on villages and residential districts in search of food and water, a farmer said in his complaint to the authorities.

    “Running amok, they attack children, ransack houses and damage cars,” he said.

    Farmers are facing difficulties in tackling this problem as most of them do not even have an air gun due to difficulties in obtaining a licence. Several people in Majarida have urged authorities to take urgent measures to protect them from the attacks.

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