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tatwood87 12 years ago

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DanielePralong 12 years ago

Hi again Ellie! We're grateful for your clarification. In a sense a spotting like this helps to highlight issues surrounding such practices. We are in the process of reviewing guidelines with respect to the type of images we wish to see on the site, and in the future we may not accept images of privately kept primates anymore. Watch our FAQ! Thank you for all your contributions so far.

Ellie Wilding
Ellie Wilding 12 years ago

This was a place that was influenced by tourism. It was at a local longhouse near Santuhbong in Malaysian Borneo, and we were told it was trained for use of collecting fruits from the high surrounding trees before they dropped or were eaten by other animals. Although, the necessity of our visit for the locals gain could have meant it was there purely for show. It seemed very used to human company and was climbing over me and biting my bracelets at one point although when my brother went to stroke it it shied away and hid in the rafters.

DanielePralong 12 years ago

Hi Ellie Wilding! This looks like a young macaque. Can you tell us what is the story about this spotting? We would like to draw the attention of our community on Project Noah that in South East Asia and other parts of the world, baby monkeys are often captured for tourists photo opportunities. In the process the mother and other members of the group are often killed. There are many organisations doing great work in rehabilitating these animals.

Ellie Wilding
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Spotted on Apr 14, 2011
Submitted on Feb 4, 2012

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