The new born silvered leaf monkey differs considerably from the adults as it has orange fur, white face, hands and feet.
Its skin changes to black within days of birth.
The babies love to suck thumbs and fingers just like human babies.
It takes about 3 months for the orange fur to turn to black.
These monkeys live in groups but obviously the brown one is just a passer-by.
The females help one another out with their offspring.
For a moment, I thought highly of such a helpful guardian.
We were told that bananas is their favourite food although they eat many other things like long beans, peanuts and bread too.
Despite the struggling and squealing of the baby, its guardian threw the baby down when she saw someone offering bananas.
The monkeys were hungry because not many tourists have been feeding them during the raining season.
However, it was no excuse to let the baby fall from 3 feet high.
Its mother quickly came to the rescue...
...and had to give her 'friend' a real dirty look!
I hope the baby didn't suffer brain damage.
Never trust a hungry monkey who would do anything for bananas.
After reading Donna's comment below, I'll add that these monkeys are living in the wild on a historical hill which is called Bukit Melawati.
This small peak was once a mighty fortress built in the 17th century to safeguard the state from Dutch forces.
I am adding the photo below to show you how the monkeys live.
Thank you for the good question, Donna.
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