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Subcategory:Apes and Primates
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Keywords:Bali, Balinese Macaque, Indonesia, Macaque, Monkey, Primate
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Balinese Macaque

Balinese Macaque with Rambutan 03

Roadside Balinese Macaques outside of Denpasar, Bali, Indonesia

Fresh fruit is available at roadside stands all over the island. Locals will happily sell you bags upon bags to give to the macaques. And, the macaques are quite happy with it. Their favorites are rambutan and mangosteen (or, those were what was plentiful at the fruit stand; I'm not sure). However, I think the rambutan are less expensive. Mangosteen are my absolute favorite fruit and, despite the ants, a must-try fruit!

Balinese macaques are all over the island of Bali. Some are friendly; most are not. I'd strongly recommend against interacting with any of them. And, I'd also highly recommend leaving anything of value, or anything that dangles, back at the hotel.

Having said that, this group was relatively timid. We were well outside of the main tourist areas and really just at a roadside stop where locals (and occasional tourists) feed a troop of macaques that have come to hang out there. Which came first is another question...

For more information: Macaque, Bali