Author Archives: isantraveller

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.

Male Macaques guarding the young

At this time of year we see more instances of adult males taking care of young juvenile monkeys. Most often this takes the form of an adult sitting with a group of juvenile males playing together. The role of the adult seems to be that of a security guard. He doesn’t get involved in the play, but sits within a meter or so of the young ones, and constantly turns his head to ensure that there is no threat coming from any direction. He looks exactly like the bodyguard of a head of state, in fact. Continue reading

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Morning sit about and walk about

Sweet Marie enjoying the sun and the shade this sunny morning in Don Chao Poo Forest Park, Phana District, Amnat Charoen Province in North-East Thailand.

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Killing in the forest

Finding dead monkeys in the forest is a fairly common event. We estimate that on average 5 o5 6 monkeys are killed every month, most of them by traffic on the road outside. Newborn infants are also vulnerable and seeing a … Continue reading

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Birth Control — Long-tailed Macaques in Phana

The first stage of the birth control programme for the long-tailed macaques in Phana took place at the end of August and beginning of September 2016. Stage two is likely to begin soon, so it is time that we look … Continue reading

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Termite migration in Don Chao Poo Forest

There is plenty of evidence of termite activity in Don Chao Poo Forest. There are many termite mounds, new and active ones as well as inactive ones. There is also plenty of evidence that termites can and do destrof trees … Continue reading

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BIRTH CONTROL PROGRAMME

DONATIONS The birth-control procedures will be carried out by the Department of National Parks Wildlife and Plant Conservation, who will provide vets, cages, transport, and so on, but this year the people of Phana are funding the medical supplies (chiefly … Continue reading

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Counting the monkeys

  We have just completed our count of the Phana long-tailed macaques in preparation for the birth control operations that are due to take place next week. We  counted them in four locations as they prepared to go to sleep for … Continue reading

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