crab-eating macaques (Macaca fascicularis) or the locals call them Balinese long-tailed monkey, will go about their morning eating the sweet potato that they are fed by the park staff!
Hindu principle of Tri Hata Karana ("Three ways to reach spiritual and physical well-being"), which seeks to make people live harmoniously during their lives.
Once we decided that we had seen enough and had enjoyed a relaxing visit, we told the kids we could buy bananas if they wanted to! Of course, they all say YES!!! But who ends up being the one to feed the monkeys?!?!
The key is to hold just one banana at a time!
They also tell you to hold the banana up in the air so the monkey climbs to get it. Otherwise they just grab them out of your hand without you evening knowing! They are SO quick!
I think both Ethan and the monkey were a bit nervous!
The monkey made a quick jump and ended up leaving without the banana!!! So funny! Ethan was a bit surprised but he gave it another go! The next time with success!
After much encouraging, Owen also decided to try to feed a monkey. He went for the hand off approach! Addyson, she just sat back and watched the whole thing! She was also my picture taker for when I was feeding the monkeys so many of these pictures were taken by her!
SO, note to self, don't take out any packages of any kind until you have LEFT the Monkey Forest!
Such a fun morning at the Ubud Monkey Forest! If you are ever in the area, this is a MUST DO!