These monkeys are born free and seen here having a great time running around, jumping from tree to tree and playing with their whole gang of old, young and baby monkeys. They inhabit the natural rainforest at the fringe of Lake Gardens, Kuala Lumpur. This is where the Bird Park, Butterfly Park, Orchid Garden, Hibiscus Garden and Deer Park is located.
This picture was taken near to the entrance of Bird Park. Isn't this is a beautiful scene?
When we think of a scenic Sunday picture , one would normally imagine beautiful skies, manicured gardens, magnificient buildings and skyscrappers. But what about a picture of monkeys frolicking around? Don't you agree that this is a change from the usual concrete jungle and skyscrappers that dominate the big cities and towns?
Monkeys and human beings share the same Mother Earth. More and more of their homes are being destroyed by humans to make way for development. Sometimes, monkeys end up in cages for display at zoos and resorts. They risk their lives in scientific experiments and they are also subjected to the most inhumane torture when their brains are regarded as a culinary delicacy. Through the ages, we have seen monkeys being used as service animals. For example, they climb coconut trees to pluck the fruits and they can dance and do acrobatic tricks to help their masters earn a decent living. They can also be trained to help the severly disabled in their daily chores.
This day is dedicated to environmental awareness on the wild animals and their natural habitats. If we cannot give back what we have taken away, the least that we can do is not to chain them, cage them or subject them to more cruelty and torture. Let them roam care free in the jungles which is their homes. Preserve the forests and protect their living spaces.
This is my entry for Think Green Thursday #15. My grateful thanks to Rambling Woods for making this possible. To view what others around the world have to say or to participate, visit here.