Monday, 21 June 2010

simian symptoms

so today we went to monkey mountain, and what started as a good day turned into a really upsetting one.... this aint for the faint hearted, just to warn y'all....

so anyways, i figured i'd post a few nicer pictures before i get to the ... i don't even know how to describe what's coming.....

when we arrived we kinda thought something wasn't quite right.... the monkeys were'nt where they normally are and it took as a while to find any....



it was a beautiful day though so we strolled along for a while til we finally found some





even when we found a few grouped together it was still way less monkeys than we are used to seeing.....



some were getting fed, so we figured maybe others were getting fed and that's why we didnt see many.....







we figured we'd cross the road and see if we could find a few more monkeys and by the time we got back to the road....there were loads, so we kinda shrugged it off ....
but then we saw a monkey with half it's skin missing, we could see all his muscles clear as day as he limped past, and we just stood there, jaws dropped in shock. we thought maybe he had been hit by traffic, but there was something weird about his wound, almost like the skin missing was too clean to have been a traffic accident.... then we saw about 3 or 4 more, flayed, hobbling around.... and we got pretty freaked out. i don't know what the fuck is going on.... maybe it was traffic accidents but i've never seen anything like this, and the fact so many monkeys looked this way made us wonder.



i'm only posting this so you can see that i aint exagerrating at all (click to enlarge) this wasn't even the worst looking monkey we saw, but to honest i was in such shock that i didnt think to take a photo for a while



it was really horrible, it totally broke my heart. haven't been able to stop thinking bout those poor monkeys :(

anyone have any idea what the fuck is going on?

1 comment:

Laurence said...

I'm an animal welfare advocate in HK and I've participated the the issues of macaques for years. Would u mind sending me some more pix of the injured monkey(s) to my email at kennickanimals@yahoo.com.sg I'll seek help from the animal welfare orgs. thanks.
Laurence