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The Monkey Forest in Ubud, Bali

by Marty Way

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The signs encourage visitors to not look the monkeys directly in the eyes or show their teeth (smile) as this can be interpreted as aggression. The monkeys don’t like having their long tails stepped on either.IMG_6546.jpegIMG_6540.jpeg.

The Monkey Forest, in Ubud, Bali, is a very scenic walk through an ancient forest. Here human primates are forced to consider the theory of evolution as they observe striking similarities between themselves and the smaller primates, the long-tailed macaques. Along the way the macaques may steal hats, glasses, jewellery, wallets, food or loose objects…and have learned to open zippers.IMG_6545.jpeg.

The monkeys get regular feedings, which keeps them in the monkey forest. During the pandemic, when there were no tourists in Bali and the monkeys were not being fed, they dispersed more widely into the community seeking food. But now all of the characters are back together in the park and it is serene, dynamic, unpredictable and often adorable.

I have also included some monkey-porn for those still wresting with that evolution theory.IMG_6541.jpege8c8ff84-ae43-4e3c-b906-f77b20f184ce.jpeg

Posted by WayWayFar 06:56 Archived in Indonesia

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