Monkey Magic

March 17, 2014 | Sri Lanka

Dangling from the trees, or watching as you shower, toque macaques live only in Sri Lanka and wander wild through the jungle surrounding Talalla Retreat.

Every year in the spring, babies emerge and cling to the belly of their monkey mama – the best type of shuttle, and with instant food!

Naturally flexible, they are Sri Lanka’s tiny yogi’s – bending and jumping through the canopy. Seemingly flying, they’ve spent their whole lives searching the trees for the most delicious nuts and fruits. Lithe and nimble they test the branches for strength before grooming each other in a show of love and companionship.

These friendly critters have been known to take visitors bananas and cameras – so lock up well!

Image courtesy of D.Jones Photography and may not be reproduced without permission.

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