Tuesday, June 07, 2011

Performing Street Monkeys of Indonesia

Dozens of Macaque monkeys are chained to a cage in “monkey village”, where their owners train them to perform on the streets of Jakarta, Indonesia.

The Performing Street Monkeys, which you can see in the gallery below, earn nothing more than small change as they mimic humans in silly outfits and masks.

These kinds of monkeys can be seen in many countries of south Asia. Kids take them as fun, owner take them serious business. People passing by give coins to monkeys owners.

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Indonesian girl said...

I'm from Indonesia and you wouldn't believe what these people (who own the street monkeys) did to train the monkeys. They actually treat them cruelly, spanking them, yanking their chain, etc. Even when the monkey is trembling afraid of a barking dog, the owner still wants the monkey to perform.
But children do love them.

Anonymous said...

Nice thread