Photographer's Note

At the Golden Temple of Dambulla we met a crowd of these monkeys.

The toque macaque (Macaca sinica) is a stocky monkey, characterised by an unusual whorl of hair on top of the head that grows from the central crown. The name toque macaque refers to this ‘cap' of hair; toques are old fashioned brimless hats. The coat is reddish or yellowish brown in colour and the underparts are paler. This macaque is restricted to Sri Lanka. All individuals have cheek pouches, used to carry food whilst foraging, short, stout limbs and long tails. The skin on the face is naked, and in some adult females it may be red. Males tend to be larger in size than females.

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