Monkey Forest in Ubud is a small rain forest dwelt by some group of monkeys and other tropical animals. It is strategically located in the heart of Ubud village, precisely located in the region of Padang Tegal Village, Ubud sub disctrict and Gianyar Regency. Monkey forest in Balinese language called Wanara Wana are spread out in the island and Ubud Monkey forest itself own very important function of the continuity the monkey habitat in Bali. Meanwhile the local community own important role to keep this forest naturally in order to all wild animals able to live smoothly.
Ubud Monkey Forest is dwelt by approximately 200 monkeys, pertained to long tail inclusive macaques or macaca fascicularis group which owns the wide disseminating area. Among the amount of monkeys living in this forest, there are approximately 23 adult male, 79 adult female and the other 98 babies. All the monkeys in this forest consisted of three groups, dwell certain area and use the certain place and certain time.
However it also happened that the entire group can use the forest and whenever two groups are existing at the same place and time, they will fight each other. These monkeys are believed as Gods Guard of Dalem Agung Temple, the Hindu Temple exist in the middle of the forest. There are three Holy Temples in this monkey forest and those are existing surround the forest and it is estimated built in the middle of 14th century, in the early governance of Gelgel Dynasty. Dalem Agung Temple is located in northwest from the forest represent the existence of most important temples.
Beside of two others, that are Permandian Temple, in Westwide from this forest and Prajapati Temple which is located in southeast side where the place of Dewa Siwa (Lord Shiva), one of the Khayangan Temple in Padang Tegal Village.
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