Tag Archives: Monkeys

Thai PBS discovers Phana

Back in December we were approached by a film company based in Ubon which had been commissioned by the TV channel Thai PBS to make a film of the Phana Monkey Project. They were with us for three full days … Continue reading

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Monkeys and Mushrooms: A Day’s Work before Breakfast

I have been starting the day by visiting Phana Hospital for the past week. We have often heard that the hospital is somewhat plagued by monkeys but when we visit to count them we rarely see more than 4 or … Continue reading

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Young male long-tailed macaques at play

Young male long-tailed macaques spend a lot of time playing. And long-tailed macaques of all ages seem to enjoy exploring and using human-made artefacts. In this sequence of photos by Elliot Capp two young male long-tailed macaques in Don Chao … Continue reading

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Long-tailed Macaques in Singapore–a different approach

Our recent trip to Singapore threw up some similarities but more differences concerning the long-tailed macaques there and here in Phana. In Singapore the macaques seem to be perceived as a ‘problem’ at least by the powers-that-be and presumably by … 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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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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What should we do about the monkeys?

What should we do about the monkeys? In Phana,  we have to continue down the road we have been going for the last thirty years or so. There can be no turning back. But it is worth considering what it … Continue reading

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