|Macaques at a hot spring in Japan.|
In the town of Lopburi, Thailand, the macaque are quite literally revered and lavished upon with food - particularly during the Lopburi Monkey Festival at the end of November every year.
Now, I'm sure you have seen YouTube video of people who have a macaque as a pet - I've even seen it first-hand myself. While I've already made known my personal opinion on wild animals as pets, I would like to point out to those among you who would ignore that advice that macaques are notorious carriers of the herpes B virus, which can be potentially deadly to humans. Just so you know.