4 Jul 2020

How the Covid-19 pandemic gave a Thai monkey population newfound freedom

Foreign Affairs Correspondent

While Britain wonders if today’s loosening of the lockdown will lead to feral fisticuffs on a grand scale, in Thailand gangs of vicious locals have had the run of the city throughout the pandemic.

The lack of visitors has given the resident macaque monkeys new found freedom – bringing challenges for the city’s human residents too.