Living on the edge

  • Monkeys face the risk of serious injury when walking along electric lines, particularly if there are broken wires. No immediate treatment is available for the primates in case of an accident. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    Monkeys face the risk of serious injury when walking along electric lines, particularly if there are broken wires. No immediate treatment is available for the primates in case of an accident. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • Monkeys snatch vegetables from a street vendor's van on Dinanath Sen Road in Gandaria, Dhaka. They usually do this when they have eaten in a long time, according to locals. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    Monkeys snatch vegetables from a street vendor's van on Dinanath Sen Road in Gandaria, Dhaka. They usually do this when they have eaten in a long time, according to locals. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • A monkey grabs the food given by a man with a baby in his lap. Many people come to see and feed monkeys on Dinanath Sen Road in Gandaria. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    A monkey grabs the food given by a man with a baby in his lap. Many people come to see and feed monkeys on Dinanath Sen Road in Gandaria. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • A monkey grabs the food given by a man with a baby in his lap. Many people come to see and feed monkeys on Dinanath Sen Road in Gandaria. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    A monkey grabs the food given by a man with a baby in his lap. Many people come to see and feed monkeys on Dinanath Sen Road in Gandaria. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • Gandaria's Sadhana Pharmacy attracts a large number of monkeys as they find food there every day. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    Gandaria's Sadhana Pharmacy attracts a large number of monkeys as they find food there every day. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • Gandaria's Sadhana Pharmacy attracts a large number of monkeys as they find food there every day. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    Gandaria's Sadhana Pharmacy attracts a large number of monkeys as they find food there every day. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • Monkeys wait for food inside the Sadhana Pharmacy factory on Dinanath Sen Road in Gandaria, Dhaka. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    Monkeys wait for food inside the Sadhana Pharmacy factory on Dinanath Sen Road in Gandaria, Dhaka. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • Monkeys wait for food inside the Sadhana Pharmacy factory on Dinanath Sen Road in Gandaria, Dhaka. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    Monkeys wait for food inside the Sadhana Pharmacy factory on Dinanath Sen Road in Gandaria, Dhaka. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • A child feeds monkeys sitting on the wall of a building next to the Sadhana Pharmacy factory on Dinanath Sen Road in Gandaria, Dhaka. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    A child feeds monkeys sitting on the wall of a building next to the Sadhana Pharmacy factory on Dinanath Sen Road in Gandaria, Dhaka. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • People gather outside the Sadhana Pharmacy factory on Gandaria's Dinanath Sen Road every day to see and often feed monkeys. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    People gather outside the Sadhana Pharmacy factory on Gandaria's Dinanath Sen Road every day to see and often feed monkeys. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • As Dhaka loses more of its trees due to rapid urbanisation, monkeys traverse along electric wires at great risk to their lives. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    As Dhaka loses more of its trees due to rapid urbanisation, monkeys traverse along electric wires at great risk to their lives. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • As Dhaka loses more of its trees due to rapid urbanisation, monkeys traverse along electric wires at great risk to their lives. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    As Dhaka loses more of its trees due to rapid urbanisation, monkeys traverse along electric wires at great risk to their lives. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • Gandaria's Sadhana Pharmacy attracts a large number of monkeys as they find food there every day. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    Gandaria's Sadhana Pharmacy attracts a large number of monkeys as they find food there every day. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • Gandaria's Sadhana Pharmacy attracts a large number of monkeys as they find food there every day. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    Gandaria's Sadhana Pharmacy attracts a large number of monkeys as they find food there every day. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi