Peguin's picture


Observed: 9th April 2009 By: PeguinPeguin’s reputation in Mammals
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Monkey at shrine in Indonesia
Very playful

Species interactions

No interactions present.


the naturalist man's picture

Crab-eating or long-tailed macaque

Mohawk macaque is a colloquial name I think only used for the tourist trade; it is more usually known as crab-eating or long-tailed macaque. Easily tamed, they are the second commonest monkey used in laboratories.

Though they are native to Bali they have been introduced to other Indonesian islands and Mauritius where they are considered to be a major pest as they appear to have a taste for rare bird's eggs. IUCN have them in the top 100 introduced species most likely to threaten the existance of native species.

To top it all they carry deadly human diseases including Ebola.

However, they are cute and endearing in a mischievous way!

What was this one eating?

Graham Banwell

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biggsy02's picture


nice shot kez. hope to see more of the foreign creatures