A longtail macaque climbs on a monkey statue in front of the Prang Sam Yod Buddhist temple in the town of Lopburi earlier this month. Photo: AFPA longtail macaque climbs on a monkey statue in front of the Prang Sam Yod Buddhist temple in the town of Lopburi earlier this month. Photo: AFP
A longtail macaque climbs on a monkey statue in front of the Prang Sam Yod Buddhist temple in the town of Lopburi earlier this month. Photo: AFP

Tourist city in Thailand overrun with hungry monkeys starts mass sterilisation programme

  • With tourists gone since Thailand closed its borders in April to control the coronavirus, Lopburi’s macaques have been getting hungry and aggressive
  • The government aims to sterilise 500 of the monkeys over the next two months, in an effort to control the size of their population
Topic |   Thailand
A longtail macaque climbs on a monkey statue in front of the Prang Sam Yod Buddhist temple in the town of Lopburi earlier this month. Photo: AFPA longtail macaque climbs on a monkey statue in front of the Prang Sam Yod Buddhist temple in the town of Lopburi earlier this month. Photo: AFP
A longtail macaque climbs on a monkey statue in front of the Prang Sam Yod Buddhist temple in the town of Lopburi earlier this month. Photo: AFP
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