With the city temperature hovering around 42-45 C, even animals are looking for some respite from the heat. I clicked this picture of a female Rhesus Macaque monkey along with her baby near Brajraj Bihariji temple in the Tripoliya Bazar, not far from Tripolia Gate.
Rhesus Macaque monkey is easy to spot in the walled city area of Jaipur since they tend to live around human settlements. This species of monkey is intelligent as well as aggressive! Where opportunities present themselves, they sneak in the house quietly and raid the fridge. This is rampant amongst the houses located in the walled city area of Jaipur since the buildings usually have open to sky courtyard, which facilitates these “bandits” easy access. As for intelligence, they are never scared of women. If a woman tries to scare them, they get aggressive and retaliate. When they encounter a male with the stick, they know how to respond – they retreat quietly! It is likely you will spot monkeys in Jaipur during a heritage walk in Jaipur.
Have you been to the famous Monkey temple in Jaipur? You will spot hundreds of Rhesus Macaque monkeys here. Hindu devotees visit Galta Ji where this temple is located to make offerings to monkeys, cows, and other animals. Read The captivating Monkey temple At Galtaji
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