Monkey Money Makers


A monkey is seen in a cage at a monkey farm in Baowan village, Xinye county of China's central Henan province, February 3, 2016. (Photo by Jason Lee/Reuters)



A trainer rides a motorbike carrying his monkeys for a traditional performance at Baowan village, in Xinye county of China's central Henan province, February 3, 2016. (Photo by Jason Lee/Reuters)



Folk artist Wang Zhongshan's performance monkey checks his neck as they wait for a traditional performance at Baowan village, in Xinye county of China's central Henan province, February 3, 2016. (Photo by Jason Lee/Reuters)



Folk artist Zhang Zhijiu guides his monkey on a bicycle along a path of a field after a traditional performance at Baowan village, in Xinye county of China's central Henan province, February 3, 2016. (Photo by Jason Lee/Reuters)



A monkey rides a bicycle during a daily training session at a monkey farm in Baowan village, Xinye county of China's central Henan province, February 3, 2016. (Photo by Jason Lee/Reuters)



Folk artist Zhang Zhijiu's performance monkey reacts after drinking hot water in his living room at Baowan village, in Xinye county of China's central Henan province, February 3, 2016. (Photo by Jason Lee/Reuters)



Folk artist Zhang Zhijiu's grandson Jiao Song plays with their household monkey outside Monkey King Temple at Baowan village, in Xinye county of China's central Henan province, February 3, 2016. (Photo by Jason Lee/Reuters)



A monkey falls while walking on stilts during a daily training session at a monkey farm in Baowan village, Xinye county of China's central Henan province, February 2, 2016. (Photo by Jason Lee/Reuters)



Folk artist Zhang Zhijie plays with his performing monkey while they enjoy sunshine at his home at Baowan village, in Xinye county of China's central Henan province, February 3, 2016. (Photo by Jason Lee/Reuters)



A trainer puts a costume onto one of his monkeys for a traditional performance at Baowan village, in Xinye county of China's central Henan province, February 3, 2016. (Photo by Jason Lee/Reuters)



Folk artist Zhang Zhijiu trains his monkey to raise its hand as they practice for a traditional performance at Baowan village, in Xinye county of China's central Henan province, February 3, 2016. (Photo by Jason Lee/Reuters)



A trainer carries a cage of monkeys as they arrive for a traditional performance at Baowan village, in Xinye county of China's central Henan province, February 3, 2016. (Photo by Jason Lee/Reuters)



A monkey rides a bicycle past a villager, as the judge for a traditional performance watches, at Baowan village, in Xinye county of China's central Henan province, February 3, 2016. (Photo by Jason Lee/Reuters)



A monkey holds its trainer's hand as they prepare for a traditional performance at Baowan village, in Xinye county of China's central Henan province, February 3, 2016. (Photo by Jason Lee/Reuters)



Folk artist Zhang Zhijiu trains his monkey to perform a handstand as they practice for a traditional performance on a stage at Baowan village, in Xinye county of China’s central Henan province, February 3, 2016. (Photo by Jason Lee/Reuters)



A performance monkey reacts at a monkey farm in Baowan village, Xinye county of China’s central Henan province, February 2, 2016. (Photo by Jason Lee/Reuters)



A monkey catches knives as it balances on a board during a daily training session at a monkey farm in Baowan village, Xinye county of China's central Henan province, February 2, 2016. Baowan village of China's central Henan province appears to be your average farming community from the surface, but at a closer look, one can hear monkey hoots from every direction. Although no official number exists, villagers say that they have been a breeding ground for both monkeys and monkey trainers for centuries. (Photo by Jason Lee/Reuters)





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