Long-tailed macaques at Kosamphi Forest Park

The long-tailed macaques at Kosamphi Forest Park in Mahasarakham Province are the nearest troop to Phana as far as I know. They are also the troop living furthest north in Thailand.

The monkeys at Kosamphi were strikingly different from the monkeys in Don Chao Poo in two ways. Firstly, a significant minority of them were golden in pelage colour. Take a look at these>

Long-tailed macaque at Kosamphi Forest Park, Thailand

The second difference which was immediately apparent was that the preferred way of carrying infants was on the back. Not all the infants were particularly adept at this, but they tried.

In Don Chao Poo, infants are customarily carried beneath the mother, even when they get to the age of the ones you see here. We did not see a single instance of am infant carried beneath its mother in the time we were in Kosamphi Forest Park. It suggests that imitation may be more powerful than instinct, doesn’t it?

I will leave you with a very beautiful female. She has her eye on you!

Female ‘golden’ long-tailed macaque

About isantraveller

I have been in and around North-East Thailand for more years than I can recall. I now live here permanently. I have travelled in 32 countries on 3 continents (Europe, Asia, Africa) so I am a bit of a traveller.
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