Feeding the monkeys with chopped bananas

We always recommend chopping bananas before feeding them to the monkeys. But still many people hand out a branch with a huge bunch of bananas attached to it. The result is predictable: one large male monkey will grab the whole branch and prevent any others from feeding from it until he has had his fill. He always leaves about 10 – 15% of the bananas so that his family and allies can have some.

We prefer to chop the bananas so that a much greater number of monkeys benefit. As you will see here, they are keen to get their little hands on some, and there is a certain amount of scramble contest going on, but they know there is a good chance of getting some so they are really quite patient.

Hungry for chopped bananas

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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