In the early 1970s young American primatologist Steven Green and his wife, Karen Minkowski were taken up with the world of lion-tailed macaques. At that time it was known from a limited number of researchers that working in the south Indian rainforest was very difficult. Torrential monsoon rains pelted those who undertook to investigate; leeches stuck to their bodies; snakes were a potential danger, and the steep and often slippery slopes challenged those trying to follow animals. But th