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Macaques enjoy a feast to welcome 2018

By Fang Tian (People's Daily Online)    15:00, January 02, 2018

Carrots, corn, and candy. A New Year’s party was held on December 31 for macaques living in a natural reserve of central China’s Taihang Mountain, according to

A big 12-meter diameter dish for the wild macaques was placed outside at the end of 2017. It was full of apples, oranges, carrots, cucumbers, peanuts, and corn, their favorite fruits and vegetables, and also some fruit candies, a special treat to welcome the New Year.

The fancy and colorful feast was displayed in the shape of the Chinese character “Fu” (blessing), and the year “2018”, attracting attention of visitors.

Taihang Mountain is well-known as the largest macaque community in China, with over 3,000 macaques getting along well with locals. At the call of the monkey king, the macaques gathered around table and enjoyed the year-end meal.

(Photos: Wang Zhongju/

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