The Monkeys

Climbing Our monkeys are Pigtail macaques (Macaca nemestrina)

Pigtail macaques have olive brown fur over their entire bodies, except for their undersides, which are white. The fur on the top of their heads is dark brown or black and grows in a round pattern. Pigtail macaque infants are born black and as they mature, their fur changes to the adult coloration.

Pigtail macaques males measure from 49.5 to 56.4 cm (1.62 to 1.85 ft) and weigh from 6.2 to 14.5 kg (13.7 to 32.0 lb), while females measure from 46.7 to 56.4 cm (1.53 to 1.85 ft) and weigh between 4.7 and 10.9 kg (10.4 and 24.0 lb).

Males have much larger canine teeth than females, measuring 12 mm (.472 in), on average, which are used in aggressive interactions. Pigtail macaques have an abbreviated tail, less than the length of the body from head to rump, which is often bare or covered only by sparse fur. Pigtail macaques get their popular name from their tails, which are short and carried half-erect so that they somewhat resemble a pig's tail. They move with their four limbs on the ground and through trees. Pigtail macaques have an average lifespan of about 26 years.

Collecting

A trained male monkey is able to pick about 1000-1500 coconuts a day, while a female monkey still collects about 600 coconuts a day!

How do you recognize a healthy monkey? In the first place, the living area of the monkey must be clean. It must have bright and rapidly moving eyes and be always active. The shape of the monkey should be not too fat, big or small.

Pigtail macaques are found in the red area of the maprange

 

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