Tag Archives: Isan

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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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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Orphan macaque seeks foster parent

I watched an infant long-tailed macaque in Don Chao Poo Forest recently behaving  in a way that I had not seen before. When you look at the first few photos I took you may not notice anything strange. I didn’t. … Continue reading

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Hear monkey, see monkey, count monkey (an update from the field):

Contributed by Elliott Capp Here is a brief update about what the long-tailed macaque (Macaca fascicularis) research team in Phana (north-east Thailand) have been up to over the first month of their research project: After being slightly overwhelmed upon our … Continue reading

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Long-tailed Macaque Twins in Don Chao Poo Forest

Ten days ago I saw a monkey carrying two young infants. The infants looked to be the same age but I had never seen twins in the forest here before. I know that sometimes a female will foster an orphaned … Continue reading

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Phana Monkey Project

 RESEARCH TEAM The Phana Monkey Project is about to reach a crucial stage. A week from now five  researchers, all recent Msc graduates in Animal Behaviour from Exeter University in the UK, will arrive in Phana to begin a  project … Continue reading

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Disturbed forest, disturbed monkeys

The long-tailed macaque is said to prefer to inhabit ‘disturbed forests’. Don Chao Poo, or the monkey forest, here in Phana is certainly disturbed. It has been disturbed by installing four large Buddha images, and paving the sandy paths to … Continue reading

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