Temple Monkeys Of Sri Lanka

The “Temple Monkey” project studies 33 colonies of toque macaques. These macaques live in and around the ancient temple ruins in the Polannaruwa Nature Sanctuary and Reserve. The greatest threat to the monkeys is the destruction of their forest habitat. They are medium-sized monkeys that live in complex groups. The long term project goal is to understand the social structure of the monkey groups in an effort to understand these primates.