Tag Archives: Macaca Fascicularis

Male Macaques guarding the young

At this time of year we see more instances of adult males taking care of young juvenile monkeys. Most often this takes the form of an adult sitting with a group of juvenile males playing together. The role of the adult seems to be that of a security guard. He doesn’t get involved in the play, but sits within a meter or so of the young ones, and constantly turns his head to ensure that there is no threat coming from any direction. He looks exactly like the bodyguard of a head of state, in fact. Continue reading

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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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