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Family of Bonnet Macaques

September 28, 2011

A trio of Bonnet Macaques (Macaca radiata) on the edge of the Periyar Tiger Reserve, Idukki District, Kerala. The monkeys, though photogenic, are considered a nuisance by the locals. Human activities, which include tourists feeding and teasing the monkeys, have led to the monkeys becoming dependent on food handouts and rarely enter the forest.

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