Sunday 11 October 2020

Fearless Monkeys and Power Lines - Lop Buri Thailand

These climbing monkeys have amazed me - Fearless Monkeys and Power Lines - Lop Buri Thailand.

Lopburi is the capital city of Lopburi Province in Thailand. It is about 150 kilometres (93 mi) northeast of Bangkok. As of 2014 it had a population of 758,406. The town (thesaban mueang) covers the whole tambon Tha Hin and parts of Thale Chup Son of Mueang Lopburi District, a total area size of 6.85 km².

So, how can monkeys climb so well? They have long legs and arms that are flexible so that they can climb with them. Monkeys don't swing through the trees though like many people believe. Only Apes are able to do that due to the away in which their shoulders are formatted, it seems.

Monkeys and apes are both primates, which means they're both part of the human family tree. The quickest way to tell the difference between a monkey and an ape is by the presence or absence of a tail. Almost all monkeys have tails; apes do not.

In June 2020, Thailand’s ‘Monkey City’ was overrun by gangs of hungry, horny macaques.

Lopburi, Thailand, did close itself off to tourists due to the novel coronavirus Covid-19.

It became the so-called "Monkey City." The locals were forced into a double lockdown against the invisible threat of COVID-19, and against the loud, stinky, aggressive and highly visible threat of thousands of rampaging monkeys.

Lopburi locals barricaded themselves inside against the macaques, and the city has designated several no-go zones that have been entirely taken over by the so-called warring factions of monkeys.

"We live in a cage but the monkeys live outside," some residents of Lopburi said. People tried to stop monkeys from stealing their food.

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