Mauritian Macaque: BRP001

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Long tailed macaque monkeys (often called the crab-eating macaque in south-east Asia) live well on the island of Mauritius, and are considered non-native. Portuguese sailors took them there about 400 years ago, and they find the forests just as homely as their native jungles. They are also found as far afield as Hong Kong, Palau and the medical labs of the developed world.

Read more at http://www.earthtimes.org/conservation/
macaque-mauritius-sad-monkey-tale/1501/#rxtsgJ8pvXKVOmrQ.99

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