Going ape over thanksgiving feast

Long-tailed macaques eating fruits from a plate held by festival organiser Yongyuth Kitwattananusorn during the annual Monkey Buffet Festival at the Pra Prang Sam Yot temple in Lopburi, north of Bangkok, Thailand, on Sunday. During the festival, food
Long-tailed macaques eating fruits from a plate held by festival organiser Yongyuth Kitwattananusorn.PHOTO: REUTERS
Long-tailed macaques eating fruits from a plate held by festival organiser Yongyuth Kitwattananusorn during the annual Monkey Buffet Festival.
Long-tailed macaques eating fruits from a plate held by festival organiser Yongyuth Kitwattananusorn during the annual Monkey Buffet Festival.PHOTO: REUTERS
People wearing monkey masks at the Pra Prang Sam Yot temple before the annual Monkey Buffet Festival.
People wearing monkey masks at the Pra Prang Sam Yot temple before the annual Monkey Buffet Festival.PHOTO: REUTERS
A long-tailed macaque eating fruits during the annual Monkey Buffet Festival.
A long-tailed macaque eating fruits during the annual Monkey Buffet Festival.PHOTO: REUTERS
Long-tailed macaques eating fruits during the annual Monkey Buffet Festival.
Long-tailed macaques eating fruits during the annual Monkey Buffet Festival.PHOTO: REUTERS
A long-tailed macaque eating fruits during the annual Monkey Buffet Festival.
A long-tailed macaque eating fruits during the annual Monkey Buffet Festival. PHOTO: REUTERS
Visitors watching the macaques eating fruits during the annual Monkey Buffet Festival.
Visitors watching the macaques eating fruits during the annual Monkey Buffet Festival.PHOTO: REUTERS

Long-tailed macaques eating fruits from a plate held by festival organiser Yongyuth Kitwattananusorn during the annual Monkey Buffet Festival at the Pra Prang Sam Yot temple in Lopburi, north of Bangkok, Thailand, on Sunday. During the festival, food and drinks are given to the monkeys, which number more than 2,000, to thank them for drawing tourists to the town.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on December 01, 2015, with the headline 'Going ape over thanksgiving feast'. Print Edition | Subscribe