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Male Macaques guarding the young

At this time of year we see more instances of adult males taking care of young juvenile monkeys. Most often this takes the form of an adult sitting with a group of juvenile males playing together. The role of the adult seems to be that of a security guard. He doesn’t get involved in the play, but sits within a meter or so of the young ones, and constantly turns his head to ensure that there is no threat coming from any direction. He looks exactly like the bodyguard of a head of state, in fact. Continue reading

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Long-tailed macaques at Kosamphi Forest Park

The long-tailed macaques at Kosamphi Forest Park in Mahasarakham Province are the nearest troop to Phana as far as I know. They are also the troop living furthest north in Thailand. The monkeys at Kosamphi were strikingly different from the … Continue reading

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Monkey proof or monkey friendly?

Phana Monkey Project (through Don Chao Poo Research Centre) is providing waste bins to be placed in Don Chao Poo Forest, Phana, as part of the efforts to make the forest a cleaner and healthier environment for monkeys and humans … Continue reading

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