Topeng Monyet, Indonesian masked monkey dance

Masked Monkey or "Topeng Monyet" is a Indonesian traditional play, that usually the a master tell some instructions to a monkey, such as looking at a mirror, going to market, wearing a mask, riding byclye, and other activities to earn a living by street performances. However, behind these "little street actors" is the fact of brutal training, which has caused concern of animal protection groups.

Monkeys used in Indonesia usually are species Macaca Fascicularis or sometimes called “crab eating monkey” or “long tailed monkey.”

Although Originally monkey mask is a traditional art which is known in various regions in Indonesia, performing monkey mask can also be found in India, Pakistan, Thailand, Vietnam, China, Japan, and Korea.