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Guide to the Care and Feeding of the 750 Monkeys at Ubud’s Monkey Forest

Bali News: Bali, Ubud, Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary, Monkey Forest, Admission, Number of Visitors, Made Ganda
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Those in charge of managing popular tourist destination of the Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary (Monkey Forest Ubud) located in Central Bali have the responsibility of feeding an estimated 750-macaque monkeys

Located in the Ubud suburb of Padangtegal, the Forest occupies a 12.5-hectare forest that, in addition to the monkeys, is also home to 186 species of trees and serves as an air cleaner cum filter for the busy adjoining community of Ubud.

As reported by the State News Agency Antara, officials in charge of the Sanctuary spend Rp. 5 million each day in securing food for the monkey paid for from the revenues collected from visiting tourists who pay Rp. 50,000 to tour the park and meet the mischievous monkeys.

On a daily basis, some Rp. 225 million is collected each day from an average 4,500 – 6,000 tourist visitor. Those who visit the sanctuary are 70% from overseas and 30% from Indonesia.

Around 100 villagers work as full time employees of the Sanctuary.

Ticket prices increased from Rp. 20,000 to Rp. 50,000 per person in 2017, allowing the expansion of the Monkey Forest from 7 hectares to 12.5 hectares.

The chief of the Padangtegal village, I Made Gandra, said, “We prepare fruit for about 750 monkeys that live in the Monkey Forest in the traditional village of Padangtedal, Ubud, Gianyar.”

In outlining the village’s responsibility towards the monkeys, Gandra said that monkey, not unlike their human neighbours, have basic needs that include food, sex and recreational areas that the provision of which will keep a community peaceful and harmonious. With Gandra adding, “Therefore, there are almost no reports of monkeys in the Monkey Forest behaving badly with tourists.”

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Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary Website

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