Male Pirate grooming male VictorFemale Kim with infant Kaya and juvenileunknown 26Female Ashoka from Dam groupFemale Scarlet feeding on flowersunknown 27unknown 19unknown 3Females in Dam groupunknown 1Females from Dam group sleeting togetherView on hanging bridgeunknown 24unknown 29Subadult female Merlin in Dam groupJuvenile female Braveunknown 18unknown 22Infant BernieMale Howard from Dam groupMale Frodo showing threat expressionBonnet macaque infantsunknown 12unknown 13unknown 2unknown 16unknown 10Juvenile from Eco groupunknown 23unknown 6unknown 11unknown 14unknown 5Female Bella from Dam groupBonnet macaque infantFemale Pinduli from Eco groupFemale Funny Nose with infant in Dam groupFemale Amy from Eco groupFemale Kim with newborn infant Kayaunknown 28Funny Nose with infant from Dam groupSleeping malesSleeping adult males from Dam groupunknown 20Female Fanny grooming juvenileunknown 15Female Tess with infant Truffle from Dam groupunknown 17InfantsMale Howard from Dam groupunknown 4unknown 9unknown 25Juveniles sleepingunknown 8Infant from Eco on motorbikeJuvenile female Brave resting on carunknown 7Subadult male Inounknown 21Male unknownFemale Spikey with infant in Eco groupInfant BernieMale Frodo from Dam group

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.