Category Archives: Phana Monkey Project

Secret Forest

Most people who venture into the Thai monkey forest known as Don Chao Poo, Amphur Phana, in Amnat Charoen Province, don’t venture very far so what they know of the forest is the concrete road where most of the monkeys … Continue reading

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Children of the Forest

Another film posted by James Jefferies, made while he and Erin Ranney were filming in Phana. This film gives a close-up view of the interactions between monkeys and humans in Phana. Unlike the relationship between these two sets of primates … Continue reading

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Identifying High-Ranking Female Macaques

Eliana Zuckerman and Hannah Rodgers, students at Oberlin College, Oberlin, Ohio, came to Phana¬†to carry out their “winter term project”. They were ‘looking for a way to learn about primate behavior and contribute to environmental education’. After spending a little … Continue reading

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Taking Care of Infants

Here are the two versions of the short videos, Infant Care, that Erin Ranney and James Jefferies made for us to use in local schools. The English version: and the Thai version:  

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Educational Video Shorts 1: Grooming

While Erin and James were in Phana at the end of last year, they produced three short educational videos for us: Grooming, Feeding, and Infant Care. We put two sound tracks to each one, English and Thai. Here are the … Continue reading

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Filming in Phana

Back in April of this year, the Phana Macaque Project advertised in Wildlife Film News (http://www.wildlife-film.com/) for a volunteer videographer to shoot and edit a film for us here in the Thai Monkey Forest at Don Chao Poo Forest, Phana … Continue reading

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Monkeys and Water

Chris Love was with us in Phana for about six months. He provided water for the monkeys almost every morning, first thing. He managed to combine that with taking some great photographs of the monkeys. Here are some which show … Continue reading

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Population increases in Don Chao Poo Forest

  There is no doubt that the population of long-tailed macaques in Don Chao Poo Forest, Phana, is increasing and in the long run that could adversely affect the lives of the monkeys as well as nearby human residents. In … Continue reading

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Preparing for the Monks’ Retreat

  Every year at the end of December, Don Chao Poo Forest, Amphur Phana, Amnat Charoen Province, is host to a 10-day retreat for several hundred monks and lay men and women. The monks come from all over Isan and … Continue reading

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World Monkey Day

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