A monkey sits on a pavement outside India’s parliament building in New Delhi. Photo: Reuters

Monkey business: packs of macaques have laid siege to Indian parliament

  • Many in Hindu-majority India revere and feed the animals they consider to be connected to the demigod Hanuman, who takes the form of a monkey
  • Monkeys have bred rapidly in Delhi and neighbouring states as they have protected status, but there is no official estimate of their numbers
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A monkey sits on a pavement outside India’s parliament building in New Delhi. Photo: Reuters
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