Thailand Monkeys


    Thailand Monkeys

    Thailand, officially known as the Kingdom of Thailand, is a Southeast Asian country located above the equator. The nation’s economy is significantly backed by the agriculture and tourism industries.

    Thailand is home to 13 species of monkeys, though none of them are endemic to the country; quite a few can be found across Southern Asia.

    Interestingly, the Thai city of Lopburi annually holds an official Monkey Buffet Festival during which thousands of long-tailed macaques (Macaca fascicularis) are given an abundance of fruits and vegetables to feast on[1].

    In addition to attracting tourists, this event is a way for city locals to honor monkeys, considered sacred animals in Thai Other examples of common monkey species in Thailand include the Indochinese silvered langur (Trachypithecus germaini), the northern pig-tailed macaque (Macaca leonina) and the rhesus Monkey (Macaca mulatta).

    Thailand Monkeys

    Assam Macaque

    Species Name: Macaca assamensis
    Native Countries: Vietnam,Nepal,India,Myanmar,Thailand
    The Assam macaque, also known as Assamese macaque, is a macaque of the Old-World monkey family endemic to South and Southeast Asia. Assam is another state in India. Eating everything from fruits to 55 types of flowers, leaves, seeds, and bark, these macaque monkeys adapt their diet to suit their habitat.

    Banded Langur

    Species Name: Presbytis femoralis
    Native Countries: Myanmar,Thailand,Singapore
    The Banded langur, also known as the Raffles' banded langur or banded leaf monkey, is a primate species in the Cercopithecidae family. Like other Colobin monkeys, whose young typically have lighter-colored fur than adults, Banded langur infants have white or tan fur until it darkens around 6 months.

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    Key References
    • [1]“Monkey Buffet Festival – World Festivities”. Accessed July 30, 2022. Link.

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