Exciting Tour in Monkey Forest Bali
Monkey Forest Bali is a nature reserve temple in Ubud Bali. The full name of it is written on the welcome sign that is Padangtegal Mandala WisataWanara Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary. It is small rain forest inhabited by several groups of monkeys and other wild animals. It is located strategically in the heart of the village of Ubud. Monkey Forest Bali itself has a very neccesary function of the continuity the monkey life in Bali. At the same time the local community also has an important role in keeping this forest to make all of wild animals live smoothly.
Monkey Forest Bali is located in the southern border town of Ubud about 3 km from the center city. You can access this site by many ways from the center of Ubud, the northeast of Ubud and the southern region of Ubud. The distance of monkey forest from Kuta is about 55 km 0.40 km, from Sanur and Nusa Dua area is about 65 km.
Monkeys that live in this holy place are called Balinese macaques. It is also known as long-tailed macaques. Aside from humans, monkeys are the most prevalent and successful in primates. Currently, about 300 monkeys living in the forest monkeys. There are about 35 adult males, 95 adult females and 170children. These monkeys live primarily in three groups of women and men. Every group tends to use a variety of forest areas in different relationships of the day. All the monkeys use all forests. Sometimes conflicts arise when the 2 groups of monkey in the same place. Adult females are smaller than males (4.8 kg) and have a hair length of beads resembling the face. A group of monkeys Bali that consist of women monkey is called “matriline”. Male monkey usually migrate from other areas and try to link themselves with women matriline. Both men and women have a dominant relationship, but it is not clear or is always consistent.
Monkey Forest Bali is not just a tourist place or an important element in the spiritual and economic life of the community, but also an important place for conservation programs and research. Specialized arrangements that have been made in this area is to encourage researchers from different research institutions all over the world to do research, particularly on social interaction and behavior of monkeys with their surroundings.
For your safety and comfort you need to follow the “Monkey Forest tips” that have been developed throughout the region. If you are carrying a bag (paper or plastic) or plastic bottle, it is recommended for you to left it at the box office. In general, the monkeys don’t come to you if you don’t bring some bananas or another food. If you want to feed or interact with the monkeys, you should do it carefully. If you give a banana or food for the monkeys they were close enough to take it, do not try ever to pull him back. That is all about Monkey Forest Bali.