Monkey fun at the Monkey Forest in Ubud, Bali
We spotted this Monkey in the monkey forest in Ubud, Bali.
It was really funny how he was trying to stop the water going out of the pipe…
Currently, there are approximately 605 (39 adult males, 38 male sub adult, 194 adult females, 243 juvenile and 91 infants) Balinese long-tailed macaques that inhabit the Sacred Monkey Forest of Padangtegal. However, these long-tailed macaques do not belong to the same troop. In fact, within the Sacred Monkey Forest, there are 4 distinct troops. Tourists tend to have a difficult time identifying the Sacred Monkey Forest’s long-tailed macaque troops. One reason for this is that the area(s) that each of the troops primarily occupy within the boundaries of the Sacred Monkey Forest changes over time. Changes in the range of each troop is dependent in part upon variations that occur in the number of individuals within each troop and changes that occur in each of the troops’ composition (the age and sex of individuals within a troop). Finally, tourists have a difficult time identifying each of the Sacred Monkey Forest’s long-tailed macaque troops because there can be extensive overlap between the ranges of all the Sacred Monkey Forest’s troops.