“Pay no attention to that man”

A Toque Macaque pacifies and advises her scared child.

“Humans like to watch us. I don’t know why, but they just do. As long as you don’t steal their food, like some of the naughty uncles and aunties in our troop, they will love you and even feed you. Don’t eat everything they give you though, just eat the fruits and then add in some flowers, mushrooms and some mice and squirrels too. If you can’t eat everything, stuff it into your cheek pouches and pull them out to eat later. A balanced diet is the key to a healthy life! Anyway, that’s advice for when you grow up. Right now, you’re my little baby to spoil.”


Fun Facts

“Until you’re an adult, you are not allowed to be on the ground without me or another adult to supervise you, got that? Even when you are grown, you have to be careful when foraging on the ground. Those nasty leopards could be anywhere! The safest places for us monkeys are the temples. Yes, I know I told you that trees are the safest; but in temples you will find the kindest humans, absolutely no leopards or other predators, and loads of fruit laid out for us to eat. That’s why so many of our monkey troops hang out there. Why don’t we go to one now? That way you can soon get used to humans staring at you.”

Story of the Photo

Found almost everywhere on the Island, Toque Macaques are common visitors to the  Mahoora Tented Safari Camp grounds and not at all bothered by human presence. This cute picture of a mum and child however, was captured by Dilum up in the hills of Badulla while on a family vacation.




Much more than just a great place to stay

"Thanks to our guide Avinka we had five great safaris staying four nights just after reopening this February. The staff made us feel so very welcome during the entire stay.

The safaries are just wonderful, and having a great guide in your vehicle makes a big difference. Avinka can spot animals you would never see and we were even lucky enough to sight leopards on the trees, close to our vehicle, and also running through the field. The wildlife is so exciting that you will have a great experience even if you don‘t see any leopards. We also had a great driver, which is essential if you drive through difficult territory. You are being taken care of the entire time, so even for those who do safaris for the first time, you will always feel safe.

The camp itself is very comfortable, you get everything you can think of, and on top of the great food being served with so much attention and friendliness. You also get wonderful vegetarian and vegan options. They put on bonfires at night, which makes it unforgettable.
When booking and making plans, you get great support from the headquarters, even if it gets difficult since you have to change your plans.
The best thing what can happen to you at the end of a vacation is when you are a bit sad to leave the place, having experienced something to remember forever, and the team does everything for this to happen. Thank you so much"

Axel S wrote, Traveled with family
January 2021

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