A video of a monkey very conscious about not wasting water has netizens hailing it with praise and invoking Lord Hanuman while talking about it. A Twitter user by the account name @Shariph19 tweeted a TikTok video of a monkey drinking water.
A monkey in what appears to be northern or central India drinks water directly from a tap and then loses no moment to close it once it has finished quenching its thirst. The sight of the monkey promptly closing the water tap has netizens literally hail it in the form of Lord Hanuman with many comments replying with Jai Bajrang Bali and the emoji used to show folded hands.
Watch the monkey appearing conscientious about saving water below:
While several regions in India do face a problem owing to high population of monkeys, this video shows that as long as there is good behaviour around them to replicate, perhaps they may not become a menace.
In Delhi, despite spending crores on catching monkeys from residential areas and relocating them to the Asola Wildlife Sanctuary, the national capital recorded around 950 cases of monkey bites and five deaths last year and is far from curbing the simian menace. The primary reason why the problem continues to persist, according to many, is the confusion over who's responsible for catching monkeys or sterilising them -- the civic bodies or the forest department.
In 2007, the Delhi High Court had asked the city government to provide cages for catching monkeys and municipal corporations to place them at various spots. The court directed authorities to shift the monkeys caught to the Asola sanctuary and the forest department to provide them food so that they do not venture out.