Video Of Monkeys Taking Over Florida Park And Threatening Visitors Goes Viral

Hundreds of monkeys have taken over Silver Springs State Park!

By Sowmya Krishnamurthy

It's a monkey takeover at Silver Springs State Park. Anywhere from 100 to 200 wild rhesus macques live at the Florida park—and an unknown number live nearby—and have gone viral thanks to an action-packed video shot by tourists.

As FoxNews shares, the footage shows seemingly aggressive monkeys on one of the park's boardwalks. The kid shooting the video is screaming but also seems to be having fun experiencing the monkey attack. It doesn't appear that anyone was hurt.

Park rangers are warning visitors not to feed the monkeys and are stepping up watch in areas where there is a high possibility of monkeys coming into contact with humans.

As Jacksonville.com shares, monkeys were introduced to the area in the 1930s as a way to attact tourists. The monkeys have since thrived on the climate and relative lack of predators at the park.

[Photo: Pexels]

 

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