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Sunday, 28 November 2010

A visit to the Macaque Kingdom---fighting for food

Usually, the monkey kingdom is very peaceful.

  Most of the time they ignore the tourists but are sometimes very curious.


However, violence can occur once human food is in sight.

Since the “No-feeding” policy was introduced several years ago, the monkeys get less and less human food. Therefore, dustbins are their main source of treats. 

Fighting for a dustbin often makes them aggressive. 

Sometimes fighting for food also leads to violence. 

Over the years, these monkeys have learned that plastic bags are associated with food. So they become very aggressive once they see a person carrying a plastic bag. If lucky, the monkeys can get a good meal out of a tourist.


SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

You have some stunning shot here. Here too we have a problem with monkeys and baboons in some areas although feeding them is forbidden too. You always get someone doing it though and then when the monkeys become agressive, they have them shot.

Unknown said...

You have captured some beautiful expressions here...Thomas

Dejemonos sorprender said...

Hi, great captures! i really liked..