Monkey forest ubud, one of the attractions in Ubud that must be visited, if you’re on holiday in Bali. It is Protected forest and in the forest, there are sacred Balinese Hindu temple. Surname of Ubud monkey forest is Mandala Wisata Wenara Wana, but better known as the Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary.
Located in the middle of the village of ubud, makes this a favorite tourist destination of monkey forest bali. its location is very close to other attractions such as ubudpalace, traditional market, museums. Hotels, lodging and restaurant as well as many in the vicinity.
Sacred monkey forest in Ubud Bali.
As I explained earlier, this forest is sacred, which protect by local customs. This place is the cemetery of the village. so in the Woods we could see temples that always exist in every graveyard in Bali. When lucky we can see direct cremation ceremony in this place.
In this place the monkey in the keep by some handler apes. the process of the visitor’s interaction with the APE made in order not to make the APE lost its natural instincts. Perhaps it is that makes a monkey in the jungle was pretty friendly. even on the invite to photo together. but remember, we still have to be careful so as not to make them angry and become aggressive.
When it first entered the forest area, we will pass a little way neat. cool atmosphere and fresh taste. After the entrance we can see a lot of monkey. Here there is a place for drinking as well as provide the apes to feed the apes.
Species of monkey in the monkey forest Ubud
Monkeys who live here, is derived from the type of macaque families. Adult male and female Balinese long-tailed macaques have distinguishable physical characteristics. Males tend to be larger then females. Male can weigh up to 10 kilograms. Males, in other side to females, have broader shoulders and larger canine teeth. In addition, females have facial hair that resembles a ‘bear’ whereas males have more pronounced ‘mustaches’.
Compared with adult males, sub-adult males have smaller bodies, smaller canine teeth, shorter back/shoulder hair and narrower shoulders. Compared with adult females, sub-adult females typically have shorter nipples. This is because female macaques do not reach adult status until after they have given birth.
Young macaques are split into 3 age groups. Young macaques that are between the age of 0-6 months old and have predominantly black hair color are called ‘Infant 1’. Young macaques that are between the age of 6-12 months old and have black hair only on their head are called ‘Infant 2’. Finally, young macaques that are between 1-3.5 years in age are called ‘Juveniles’. Mother macaques can be very protective and tourists should always be cautious when approaching infant macaques.