Thursday, December 4, 2008

Long Tailed Macaques

Of course, you will surely see these Long Tailed Macaques, Macaca fascicularis, when you visit Bukit Timah Nature Reserve.
Probably the most successful primate species in Southeast Asia (besides Homo sapiens), the Long-tailed Macaque is to be found in a wide range of habitats including primary and secondary forest, mangroves, plantations and the outskirts of towns and villages. Its success is largely due to a varied diet of fruits, leaves, small mammals and birds, shellfish and crabs, as well as human leftovers.

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