22 June, 2009

The Story of the Dusky Leaf Monkeys and the Bear

21 June 2009, Kemensah, Selangor.

There was a group of Dusky Leaf Monkeys/ Dusky Langurs (Trachypithecus obscurus) on their morning rollout. They came across a lone figure wandering in the jungle, and he was pointing an object at them. They paused for a moment as curiosity took the better of them.

1. And this question went through this monkey’s mind? “ Why is this overgrown monkey looking at me? He’s got something around the eyes like me, hair on the face like me. Hang on! No tail, oh no he’s not a monkey! He’s a bear: run for your lives!”

_DSC0155 2. Then the big scramble began. One mother had a baby clinging to her abdomen and in trying to get to safety she actually jumped more than 30 ft onto another tree, with the baby hanging on.

3. Leaping to safety
4. All the monkeys got away from the bear safely and they will live happily ever after. And the bear continued on with his camera.

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