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Females in Dam groupunknown 12Juveniles sleepingFemale Ashoka from Dam groupunknown 6Female Kim with newborn infant Kayaunknown 27unknown 25unknown 3Sleeping malesunknown 19Female Fanny grooming juvenileunknown 14Juvenile from Eco groupFemale Spikey with infant in Eco groupInfant from Eco on motorbikeView on hanging bridgeunknown 4unknown 11Females from Dam group sleeting togetherunknown 5unknown 16Juvenile female Brave resting on carunknown 2Male Howard from Dam groupunknown 1Female Pinduli from Eco groupunknown 8Female Kim with infant Kaya and juvenileInfant Bernieunknown 15InfantsFemale Funny Nose with infant in Dam groupunknown 29unknown 20Male Frodo showing threat expressionunknown 21unknown 7Male Pirate grooming male VictorMale unknownunknown 23Bonnet macaque infantSubadult male Inounknown 24unknown 26Subadult female Merlin in Dam groupunknown 22Funny Nose with infant from Dam groupunknown 17Female Tess with infant Truffle from Dam groupBonnet macaque infantsunknown 9unknown 10Female Bella from Dam groupInfant BernieSleeping adult males from Dam groupMale Howard from Dam groupJuvenile female BraveMale Frodo from Dam groupFemale Scarlet feeding on flowersunknown 18Female Amy from Eco groupunknown 28unknown 13

The Thenmala Macaque Project is situated around the Thenmala Dam, in the state of Kerala, India. 

This location is considered an eco-tourism site and consists of three small villages, a number of eateries, and small shops. The field site also encompasses two offices – the District Forest Department and the Eco Tourism office. 

A demographic survey carried out by the team in 2022 revealed the presence of approximately 10 bonnet macaque troops that reside in and around the field site. However, by 2023, this number has gone down to approximately 7 troops. This decline in numbers can be attributed mainly to the human-macaque conflict in the area as well as risks such as electrocution and accidents that are a result of existing in an anthropogenic landscape.

In addition to collecting behavioural data, the team also conducts workshops for the local communities in order to raise awareness about the conservation risks to the endemic bonnet macaque.