Tag Archives: Macaca Fascicularis

A Walk in the Bark

Contributed by James Carruthers I was leaving the forest recently, when out of nowhere there was an eruption of noise accompanied by almost every monkey in sight marauding with purpose towards the road. Having never experienced such intense energy produced … Continue reading

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Reporting a pregnancy

Pregnancies are all too common among the population of long-tailed macaques in Don Chao Poo Forest, Phana. But today I spotted a young female whose pregnancy we have been waiting for. She is the monkey with a severe curvature of … Continue reading

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Juvenile macaque fatality

This morning I came across a dead monkey in the undergrowth only a metre from the surfaced road that runs through Don Chao Poo Forest, Phana. It was a young male, not much more than an infant, so perhaps about … Continue reading

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Tracking injured monkeys

Tracking individual monkeys gives us a clearer idea of their habits and the extent of their range. That’s the theory, but in fact it is very difficult to distinguish between one monkey and another. A few individuals do stand out … Continue reading

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The good, the bad, and the monkey

The good, the bad, and the monkey (another update from the long-tailed macaque field research team) contributed by Elliot Capp Over the past couple of weeks the team and I have been slowly but surely developing a list of all … Continue reading

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Orphan macaque seeks foster parent

I watched an infant long-tailed macaque in Don Chao Poo Forest recently behaving  in a way that I had not seen before. When you look at the first few photos I took you may not notice anything strange. I didn’t. … Continue reading

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Hear monkey, see monkey, count monkey (an update from the field):

Contributed by Elliott Capp Here is a brief update about what the long-tailed macaque (Macaca fascicularis) research team in Phana (north-east Thailand) have been up to over the first month of their research project: After being slightly overwhelmed upon our … Continue reading

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Getting the monkey off your back

Getting the monkey off your back (An introduction to the research to be carried out in Don Chao Poo Forest, Thailand)  Post submitted by Elliot Capp MSc, Exeter University This post, the first of a series, relates to research carried … Continue reading

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Young male long-tailed macaques at play

Young male long-tailed macaques spend a lot of time playing. And long-tailed macaques of all ages seem to enjoy exploring and using human-made artefacts. In this sequence of photos by Elliot Capp two young male long-tailed macaques in Don Chao … Continue reading

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Distressed long-tailed macaque female in Don Chao Poo Forest, Phana

I was witness to a distressing scene in the forest a few days ago. I came across this group of monkeys which I took to be a family group. The adult female grooming a younger monkey had only just arrived, … Continue reading

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