Ecology and Behaviour of Rhesus Monkey (Macaca mulatta) in Biratnagar, Province No. 1 Nepal
Ram Chandra Adhikari
Locating far from the forest, in the concrete town Biratnagar a group of monkeys was found to be settled for few years in the godown of Raghupati Jute mills. There were 11 individuals including 3 – male, 2- female, 4-young adult female and 2- juvenile. The sex ratio was found as 3/6 or 1:2 or o.5. Habitat analysis, troop composition, foraging, moving, resting playing, time management and also conflict, damage were studied. They depended mostly in the street food, they visited to the fruit shop and hotels for food. They managed the diurnal time as 46.15% in foraging, 7.69 % in moving, 15.38 % in resting and 15.38 % in playing. Total five cases of monkey bite, some damage on the jute bags were found during study period in 2018.