There are 18 monkey species in the Indian subcontinent. Rhesus Macaques, Bonnet Macaque, Assam Macaque, Arunachal Macaque, Stump Tailed Macaque, Lion Tailed Macaque, Pig-Tailed Macaque, Black Footed Gray Langur, Tufted Gray Langur, Tarai Gray Langur, Southern Plains Gray Langur, Golden Langur, Capped Langur, Nilgiri Langur, White Cheeked Macaque, Phayre’s Leaf Monkey, Nicobar Long Tailed Monkey, Tibetan Macaque, and only one ape species calls Hoolock Gibbons.


Rhesus Macaque (Macaca mulatta) the most common monkey species in India. This sand coloured monkey is an old world monkey species and distributes throughout a large area in India. They can be seen Almost everywhere in India except northern India. Usually, live in human habitats because it is easy to find food there. The diet of Macaca mulatta includes a wide range of food such as fruits, leaves, meat, insects, and man-made food. In India, the increase in the population of Rhesus Monkey has been a top problem nowadays. Because they tend to steal food from homes and shops. The main reasons for their overpopulation are

1. They don’t have a natural predator in their habitat

2. Their high reproductive rate. This increasing population of Rhesus monkeys can be caused by fatal crashes with humans. Because they are dangerous when ganged.

At this moment, India is on a critical stage due to the Covid-19 pandemic. There are around 174,00 of confirmed cases and 4,971 of deaths up to this moment. And also India is locked down and scientists and doctors are trying to cure patients and find newly infected people. They collect blood samples from suspects and keep testing samples.

The latest news in A GROUP OF MACAQUE MONKEYS ATTACKED A LAB ASSISTANT AND STEAL A BATCH OF CORONAVIRUS BLOOD TEST SAMPLES IN UTTAR PRADESH, INDIA. This incident took place several days ago and authorities made their official statement yesterday (29th May). According to Indian media, they snatched blood samples of 3 patients.  Later, one of the monkeys that stole blood samples was spotted in a tree chewing one of the sample collection kits. The rest of the undamaged kits were later recovered. The authority said, “THEY WERE STILL INFACT AND WE DON’T THINK THERE IS ANY RISK OF CONTAMINATION OR SPREAD.” But the thing the overpopulation of Macaca sp in the human habitat should be prevented before happen a bigger problem than this.

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