Frequent question: Do monkeys live in Thailand?

How many monkeys live in Thailand?

As of the end of September 2020, there are now 9,054 crab-eating macaques — also known as long-tailed macaques — in Lopburi province, with 4,635 in the capital city of the same name. Narongporn says it’s impossible to deny that a population spike in recent years has “ruined the livelihood of local residents.”

Are there gorillas in Thailand?

MICHAEL SULLIVAN, BYLINE: Bua Noi, Thailand’s only gorilla, lives here in the PATA Department Store in Bangkok.

What kind of monkeys are in Phuket?

Phuket has many kinds of monkeys but the most common are macaques. Visitors in Phuket are most likely to encounter a monkey (or many) during their stay in Thailand. Be ready for they can be very wild, especially if you’re offering them food.

What city has the most monkeys?

Not so in Lopburi, a small Thai city northwest of Bangkok that’s pretty much been taken over by a horde of rambunctious monkeys. They’re like separatist rebels. Seriously, see for yourself. Lopburi’s monkeys are a type of Macaque, the second most common primates in the world (after humans, of course).

Is it disrespectful to touch someone’s head in Thailand?

Don’t touch people’s heads

In Thailand, the head is considered sacred and the cleanest part of the body, so it’s deemed offensive to touch people’s heads or hair. If you slip up and do this accidently, apologise as soon as you can and you’ll find most Thais will quickly forgive you for it.

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Are there big cats in Thailand?

The wild cats of Thailand include four big cats – the Indochinese tiger, Malayan tiger, Indochinese leopard and clouded leopard, and several smaller wild cats.

Are there bears in Thailand?

Bears. Whilst there aren’t too many to be found, Thailand is home to both Asian black and sun bears. … Bear populations are found throughout Thailand, including tourist hotspots Khao Sok national park in Surat Thani and Khao Yai national park.