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The plight of Long Tailed Macaques

Bali Monkey Rescue is a trauma centre that meets the need for holistic healing and rehabilitation by providing a haven from fear and hunger.  
Bali Monkey Rescue is home to 32 Macaques from extremely abused situations with many more on the emergency list. 
Most have severe behaviour problems such as pacing, rocking, self-harm and food issues caused by the psychological damage of abuse, starvation and separation from their own species. 

Your support is vital to us. Never underestimate the difference one person can make! There are many ways you can get involved.


Our Mission 

A duty of care and religious obligation to protect and care for the Long Tailed Macaques in our care.  


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Since 2002 we have dedicated ourselves to the care of Macaques that have been victims of illegal animal trafficking and to protecting and rehabilitating Long Tailed Macaques. 


We meet the needs for healing, rehabilitation and providing a haven from fear and hunger.  


But, unfortunately, the Macaques are easy targets for unscrupulous people to abuse without accountability for their vile actions. 

 Every year more
than 3,000 babies
are stolen
from the jungle   

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Sadly, throughout Bali and Indonesia, many wild animals are kept for entertainment and are sold in markets and on the streets.


Some of the most common wild animals caught and sold to supply pet markets are monkeys – stolen from the wild and taken from their forest home and families.


Many Macaques mothers and other members of the group are killed trying to protect the babies that end up in horrific, dirty and diseased markets, kept on short and heavy chains, screaming in fear and pain.

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Many don’t even have the company of one of their species.

Many compassionate tourists think they are helping animals by buying them. But when you leave, who will take care of them?


Without facilities to house these animals, few people can provide a lifetime of responsible care. Many exotic animals are passed from home to home, never receiving adequate care or a stable environment. Many are abandoned in alien and hostile territory.

What You Need to Know

Exotic animals are not pets! Wild animals like monkeys are very difficult to care for. Many exotic animals are bought when they are young – and small. But they quickly grow big and become unmanageable.


A small enclosure soon becomes useless and a whole house can’t provide these animals with the space, stimulation and opportunities they need to live fulfilling lives. In the wild, primates spend their entire lives in the company of other primates.

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