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29 March 2011


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Nice story Lawrence. the long Tailed macaque is not my favourite monkey, since they can be aggressive. Although this group looks peaceful enough.

I think doing anything is good as long as it doesn't involve exploiting their habitat and putting them behind bars.

Knowing the Thais and the love of the lottery perhaps you could promote a "lucky monkey" sort of monkey fortune teller ;-)


Thanks, Mike. In general, WE make them aggressive (see a later post). I agree entirely about not putting them behind bars.

There was a lady who believed the monkeys were giving her tips for the lottery, but as far as I know she never became rich. At one time she explained this as her inability to understand what the monkeys were telling her. I'm sure she was rght about that, at least. Maybe they were telling her not to waste her money on the lottery. I could have told her that, if she had brought me food every day or not.


Lawrence, we have monkeys here in Wang Pho , On the road that winds down the hill to our village , but they never come into our town, I love them and stop when traffic allows and feed and take pictures , Ciejay likes them ,at a distance as she had one bit her (not bad) when she was a little girl , so she keeps her space .I think a little pull off for the tourist and a place to feed and take pictures is enough , If you try to do to much , then it will be a problem with some folks thinking they have more privilages to the money it will bring in if you build a center and gift area, and then it will be all about money and people and not about the monkeys and their well being. Just my thoughts on the subject.


Lawrence I think a little bit of monkey tourism is a good idea providing a large chimp (chunk) of the profits are ploughed back into the welfare of the animals themselves. Too many small towns and communities have little to offer in the way of tourism. Every little helps and these kind of things help local employment.


I agree, Martyn. At the moment, though, the only profit is for the two stalls that sell bags of foodstuff, and the forest (and maybe the monkeys) are suffering. What I hope we will get is a centre that will bring students of all ages to learn about monkeys of all kinds and especially to learn about their natural habitat, behaviour, food, and so on.

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