Primate researcher Amanda Tan is tweeting her observations about the Hindhede group of long-tailed macaques (Macaca fascicularis) from Bukit Timah. This is the best-studied group of long-tailed macaques in Singapore.
“being preggers must be tiring. Annette takes a quick snooze (:” (Amanda Tan)
Native to Southeast Asia, there are ten subspecies and the one present here is Macaca fascicularis fascicularis, described in the scientific literature by none other than Sir Stamford Raffles in 1821.
Truly Singaporean, these monkeys been here for a much longer time than any of us!
What do macaques do, in the course of a day? Father, mother, grandmother, daughters, sons and young uns, foraging, playing, grooming, social interactions and snoozing.
Amanda knows them all so follow her tweets at @thelongtails to learn about this troop of long-tailed macaques, one of several in Singapore, and a precious and treasured part of our wildlife.