Whatta face!

by Kara Bana January. 19, 2019 275 views

You know how it is, when you don't have a certain animal in your country, it's exciting anticipation seeing them in the wild.

So I couldn't wait to see the monkeys in Kuala Lampur this past summer. They are notorious for gathering at the entrance to Batu Caves to grab food from the tourists. Once inside, they approach you, especially since you're lingering taking pictures. That was part of the experience for me, which I went with and found amusing. Not to mention made for amazing photo ops!

We also went with a guide to a look off point to mingle with the silverleafs, and feed them peanuts. These monkeys are, can I say, polite? They aren't aggressive or snarling (I guess those would be baboons). This tamer bunch look up at you with a hesitant, cautious expression. You can find yourself surrounded by them, but I wasn't afraid. I didn't make any starting noises or moves, and felt a calmer vibe from them. If you close your fist, they open it & take the peanuts. No dummies here - they don't take their eyes off you, even when reaching for the peanut. They don't fully trust humans, which is smart, because you never know. I was surprised to feel their fingers are soft!

On a trip to Kanching rainforest waterfalls, we quickly learned the monkeys there were different, they certainly take their job to get food more seriously. No time is wasted coming at you from everywhere, and no doubt they will snatch whatever they can from you. If you stand still for too long, you will be surrounded, which can feel . Just keep moving, climbing those stairs! We didn't have anything stolen from us, and had nothing but pleasant, humourous times. But we keep our wits about us when we travel.

One of the most unique, treasured experiences I've had, and would recommend to you.

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Harvey Mike 3 weeks, 6 days ago

Your photos are so impressive

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Antonio Gil 1 year, 5 months ago

I know the feeling smile

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