Category Archives: Monitor lizards

Back to the forest

Two months away from Don Chao Poo Forest can seem like a very long time. Returning, we find some things have changed while others remain more or less as they were. The rainy season has got started now so low-level … Continue reading

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A Day in Don Chao Poo Forest, Phana

Thai Monkey Forest | Just another WordPress.com site<!– The Phana Monkey Project has been working with several people in Phana to carry out the forest survey that is part of a project initiated by Mahidol University at their Amnat Charoen campus. … Continue reading

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Welcome in Phana

I boarded a plane in Johannesburg, South Africa not knowing what to expect.  Would the placement be legitimate, could I possibly be kidnapped upon disembarking the plane, would I be sleeping amongst mice and snakes? A lot of questions streamed … Continue reading

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The Magic of Don Chao Poo Forest, Phana

Don Chao Poo Forest, in Phana, Amnat Charoen Province, is regularly described as a ‘magical’ place. Residents of Phana who regard the forest as the home of the village’s guardian spirit, might not find this surprising. The forest itself may … Continue reading

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Twins born to Long-tailed Macaques in Thailand

A pair of twins were born in Don Chao Poo Forest last year and once or twice recently I have thought I have  seen them but it is very difficult indeed to distinguish  individual monkeys and particularly so when they … Continue reading

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Newly discovered fauna in the Monkey Forest

Using the term ‘Monkey Forest’ in this post may be misleading because what I am celebrating here is species that have not previously featured on this website and which we were unaware even existed in the forest. There are a … Continue reading

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Diary of a butterfly hunter

Diary of a butterfly hunter (The Don Chao Poo Forest research continues): Contributed by Elliot Capp After my time at ZSL London Zoo working in Butterfly Paradise I developed quite an affinity for butterflies and moths, and one of my … Continue reading

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