Sunday, January 22, 2012

“Bath Time” Photograph

Don’t you just hate it when the plughole gets full of hairs?

These two young long-tailed macaques were lolling around in this dry sink at a temple in Khao Takiab just south of Hua Hin but apparently they had not yet learned how to turn on the water.

Many troops of these monkeys have been habituated to people and become tourist attractions in return for food but they often learn that being aggressive and intimidating towards people gets them the food prize even faster. They also usually end up living as an unnaturally large troop all squashed into a small area which causes stress and poor health. However, the entertainment value they provide means the practice of feeding them will continue.

Photograph taken at Khao Takiab, Prachuap Khirikhan Province, Thailand.

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