MAMMAL MONDAY #52
We’re off to Southeast Asia today to meet a monkey who lives amongst people and in the wild! Are you ready to head out and see who we meet today? Let’s do this!
MEET THE LONG TAILED MACAQUE!
Diet: Omnivore: fruit, seeds, aquatic animals
Length/Weight: 14 ½-23”/ 7 ¾- 26 lbs
Conservation Status: common
- Long tailed Macaques are one of the most common monkeys in Southeast Asia.
- They live in troops of 5-60 individuals.
- Long tailed Macaques are also known as the Crab-Eating Macaques.
- Their tails are as long as their bodies.
- Long tailed macaques often live in areas that are populated with people.
- They use tools such as stones to open nuts and oysters.
Long tailed Macaques are so cool. People and monkeys often live together, but the monkeys can be a nuisance. It is important that we remember; feeding wild animals can be bad for them as they learn that humans are not dangerous or that human food is better than their natural diet.