An early morning arrival at the entrance to ancient Polonnaruwa for a meeting with its clusters of curious primates and their devoted researchers.
Medieval Polonnaruwa is home to thriving populations of torque macaques, grey langurs and if you cast your gaze upwards, higher-dwelling purple-faced leaf eaters. Their numbers have not always been so prolific and like many other countries, reduction of habitat meant monkey numbers were in decline. Luckily, in stepped the Smithsonian Research Center, whose field researchers will guide you around the set of Disneyâ€™s Monkey Kingdom. Observe social interactions and behaviours of local troops as you stroll around a small part of this area, learning of the challenges of monkey conservation. Continue to explore the ruins before it gets too hot!
- Meet the ancient cityâ€™s primate populations in Polonnaruwa.
- Study the inhabitants of â€œMonkey Kingdomâ€ with a primate researcher.
- Observe the behaviour of purple-faced leaf monkeys, toque macaques and grey langurs.
Includes: Walk and entry to Polonnaruwa.
Duration: 2 Hours
Season: all year
To wear/bring: Cool clothing, hat, passport.