Southern pig-tailed macaque

When it comes to food, their varied diet includes fruits, leaves, insects, and even small vertebrates

Mark Louis Benedict

Cloaked in fur that spans from earthy browns to subtle grays, this macaque seamlessly blends into the dense foliage of the forests of Southeast Asia it calls home. Living in close-knit groups, these monkeys exhibit social behaviors that echo the dynamics of our human communities, emphasizing their interconnected relationships and shared experiences.

What truly sets these macaques apart is their affinity for water. Unlike many of their primate counterparts, they eagerly venture into rivers and streams, showcasing a curious and adaptable nature. This distinctive behavior not only highlights their ability to adjust to different environments but also hints at their resourcefulness in locating food sources and navigating their habitat.

Distribution

Country
Population est.
Status
Year
Comments
Brunei
2022
Indonesia
2022
Kalimantan, Sumatera
Malaysia
2022
Sabah, Peninsular Malaysia, Sarawak
Thailand
2022

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Terrestrial / Aquatic

Altricial / Precocial

Polygamous / Monogamous

Dimorphic (size) / Monomorphic

Active: Diurnal / Nocturnal

Social behavior: Solitary / Pack / Herd / Troops

Diet: Carnivore / Herbivore / Omnivore / Piscivorous / Insectivore

Migratory: Yes / No

Domesticated: Yes / No

Dangerous: Yes / No