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Sad scene Crab-eating Macaques (Macaca fascicularis) were all over the local market place in Pangandaran, resulting in rather sad scenes ... Cercopithecidae,Crab-eating Macaque,Crab-eating macaque,Geotagged,Indonesia,Long-tailed Macaque,Macaca,Macaca fascicularis,Macaque,Mamalia,Monkey,Winter Click/tap to enlarge

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Crab-eating Macaques (Macaca fascicularis) were all over the local market place in Pangandaran, resulting in rather sad scenes ...

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  1. Sad but those macaques can also be very aggressive.
    I have seen them grabbing bags, mobile phones, hats/caps and drinks off tourists in both Indonesia and Malaysia!
    Posted 2 years ago
    1. Oh yes, we had been amply warned ;o) But it still feels wrong to see these animals rummaging through garbage in human towns - it just shows me that we have destroyed too much of their habitats and degraded them to a life as beggars and thieves :-/ Posted 2 years ago, modified 2 years ago
      1. True but sometimes, it started by the tourists themselves, despite being warned, they will still try to feed the monkeys, and the monkeys starts to associates humans/tourists with potential food.

        The same thing also happened in Costa Rica, lots of tourists especially the Americans, despite being warned by the guides, they keep offering the White Faced Capuchin Monkey fruits and nuts!
        Posted 2 years ago
        1. Yes, that certainly doesn't help - however "cute" they may seem .... Posted 2 years ago

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The crab-eating macaque , also known as the long-tailed macaque, is a cercopithecine primate native to Southeast Asia. It is referred to as the cynomolgus monkey in laboratories. It has a long history alongside humans; they have been alternately seen as agricultural pests, sacred animals in some temples, and more recently, the subject of medical experiments. The crab-eating macaque lives in matrilineal social groups with a female dominance hierarchy, and male members leave the group when they reach.. more

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Uploaded Dec 18, 2016. Captured Aug 13, 2010 10:38 in Jl. Pantai Timur, Pangandaran, Jawa Barat 46396, Indonesia.
  • Canon PowerShot SX100 IS
  • f/4.5
  • 1/101s
  • ISO80
  • 20.1mm