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 a baby, just outside Brajraj Bihariji temple in the Tripoliya Bazar market area.
Rhesus Macaque monkey can be easily spotted in the walled city area of Jaipur since they tend to live around human settlements. This particular species of monkey is quite intelligent and at the same time quite aggressive too! Where opportunities present themselves, they sneak in the house quietly and raid the fridge. This is rampant amongst the houses located in walled city area of Jaipur since the buildings usually have open to sky courtyard, which facilitates these “bandits” easy access in the house. As for intelligence,usually this particular species is never scared of women….. If a woman tries to scare them, they get aggressive and retaliate….but when they encounter a male with the stick, they know how to respond – they quietly retreat!
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