Tag Archives: Thai monkeys

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

Posted in Amnat Charoen Province, Butterflies, Long-tailed Macaques, Monitor lizards, monkey forest, Monkeys | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Bees, Bio-diversity, Butterflies, lizards & skinks, Long-tailed Macaques, Monitor lizards, monkey forest, Snakes | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Foraging in Don Chao Poo Forest

Long-tailed macaques in Don Chao Poo Forest, Phana, have been finding natural food available in the forest since late January. They can be seen foraging on the ground for insects or eating leaves and flowers in the trees. For many, … Continue reading

Posted in Amnat Charoen Province, Long-tailed Macaques, Macaca Fascicularis, Monkeys, Phana Monkey Project | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Newborn long-tailed macaque

By Laura Malaguti at Phana Monkey Project On the morning of 31st January 2014, I was doing the routine count at 10 o’clock when I stumbled across an adult female who appeared to be in pain, so I thought. She … Continue reading

Posted in Long-tailed Macaques, Macaques, monkey forest, Phana Monkey Project | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Amnat Charoen Province, Litter, Litterbins, Dustbins, Macaques, monkey forest, Monkeys, Phana Monkey Project | Tagged , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Establishing the range of one troop of long-tailed macaques

One troop of long-tailed macaques living in Don Chao Poo Forest, Phana, Amnat Charoen Province, Thailand, was chosen as a study into the ranging of the monkeys inside and outside the forest and the behaviours they evidenced during the course … Continue reading

Posted in Bio-diversity, Long-tailed Macaques, Macaca Fascicularis, Macaques, Monkeys, Phana Monkey Project, Research | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

How to frighten a long-tailed macaque?

Is this an effective way to frighten a long-tailed macaque? Some of the people who visit Don Chao Poo Forest in Phana, Amnat Charoen Province, Thailand, seem to think so. (CLICK on an image for an enlarged view)         There … Continue reading

Posted in Long-tailed Macaques, Macaca Fascicularis, Monkeys, Phana Monkey Project, Research | Tagged , , , | 1 Comment

Nomadic Monkeys

Most of the approximately 1,000 long-tailed macaques that live in Don Chao Poo Forest, Phana, can be found in the forest itself. There are two or three places where visitors often provide them with food. Many of the monkeys wait by the main … Continue reading

Posted in Litterbins, Dustbins, Long-tailed Macaques, Macaques, monkey forest, Monkeys, Phana Monkey Project, Research | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Injured Monkeys, Part 2

One of our juvenile long-tailed macaques gave us a lot of concern earlier this year. When we first saw him we feared for his life but he quickly showed amazing resilience and we reduced our pessimistic expectations to his losing … Continue reading

Posted in injured monkeys, Long-tailed Macaques, Macaques, monkey forest, Monkeys, Phana Monkey Project | Tagged , , , | 1 Comment

Injured Monkeys, Part 1

We try to keep a photographic record of injured monkeys. In theory it is much easier to track the movements of such monkeys than to track the far more numerous and difficult to distinguish healthy, unharmed monkeys. In practice, though, … Continue reading

Posted in injured monkeys, Long-tailed Macaques, monkey forest, Monkeys, Phana Monkey Project | Tagged , , , , | 2 Comments