Monkeys of Bali

Monkeys of Bali - Brent Freburg COLL-E 104 December 4, 2007...

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Brent Freburg COLL-E 104 December 4, 2007 TUES. SECTION - Mary The Sacred Monkeys of Bali 1) The Monkey Forest of Bali is a product of the work many people and their beliefs adding up to one small area of land, approximately 60 acres, that is protected and held sacred to all of the people of Bali, as well its visitors. It is said that the monkeys have been there for more than 400 years, since the creation of the Pura Dalem, the temple of the dead, and even before that. Within this forest live several troops of Macaques, who thrive due to constant assistance from humans, natives and tourists alike. It has been determined that over 50% of the diet of these monkeys is provided in some way or another by people. This along with the fact that conservation scares led to this piece of forest being protected by laws to keep it from being harmed or changed in any way is what keeps the monkey population strong and independent in Ubud, Bali. The monkeys have lived in peace with the humans of the region for such a long time that the relationship between the two is very interconnected. The monkeys of the Monkey Forest live in and around the three human temples of the forest, and receive their sustenance from human grown crops and food offerings given up to them by the Balinese people who see
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This note was uploaded on 04/21/2008 for the course COLL 104 taught by Professor Woman during the Fall '07 term at Indiana.

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