Macaques of Thailand

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2 months 5 days ago - 1 month 3 weeks ago #5080 by WT admin
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New article posted by Paul T concerning the macaques of Thailand.........The commonest and often most boisterous of all the primate genus’ in Thailand are the macaques. Known to most people are the semi habituated long tailed and pig tailed macaques ..........

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www.wildlifethailand.com/blog-posts/mamm...macaques-of-thailand

 

The commonest and often most boisterous of all the primate genus’ in Thailand are the macaques. Known to most people are the semi habituated long tailed and pig tailed macaques that can be seen close to various temples or at roadside food hangouts in some national parks. But there are 4 other less common species as well in Thailand and they can be very difficult to find and encounter..

Thailand is home to 6 species in total of the Old World Monkey's genus of Macaca, namely:

 

Stump-tailed macaque - Macaca arctoides

Assam macaque - Macaca assamensis

Crab-eating (AKA Long tailed macaque) - Macaca fascicularis

Rhesus macaque - Macaca mulatta

Northern pigtail macaque - Macaca leonina

Southern pig-tailed macaque - Macaca nemestrina

 

All of Thailand’s macaques species live in troops of varying size. They are all arboreal but are equally at home on the ground; they are all also able to swim. The males dominate the troop and live within a clear but shifting dominance rank order. Macaques are considered highly intelligent but may be perceived as bad-tempered as adults, as many tourists who have come into contact with habituated semi wild animals can attest. Their truely wild relatives are much more shy and shun human contact.

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2 months 3 days ago #5082 by onflipflops
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Great post and photography!
Still need to see/ photograph a couple of these species myself.
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