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Human Activity In Thailand Affects Macaque Ability To Use Stone Tools
2013-08-14 14:06:04

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online While some scientists are focused on the conservation of species, researchers from the Nanyang Technological University in Thailand have been focused on conserving species’ behavior, particularly those of the Burmese long-tailed macaque. According to new research from NTU, published in Oryx — The International Journal of Conservation, the macaque’s use of stone tools is being threatened by human activity. “Generally, when we...

Sneaky Sex The Norm For Some Monkeys
2012-10-31 06:00:00

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Ever tried to have sex in a house full of people, especially people you feel in competition with? It's not that easy, and the feeling of being watched is off-putting for most of us. It would be worse if those people could actually see you, and harass you during the act, right? Apparently, monkeys feel the same way. A new study by Anne Overduin-de Vries and her team from the Biomedical Primate Research Center reveals that monkeys shy...

2010-02-23 02:00:00

LONDON, February 23, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- The BUAV, a leading animal protection organization, is calling on CITES (Convention on the International Trade in Endangered Species) to take action following its investigation into a shocking and expanding trade in primates from Laos to China and Vietnam for the research industry. BUAV investigators secretly filmed inside the largest monkey farm (Vannaseng Trading Company) in the first expose of the primate trade in Laos, also revealing the...

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2008-11-24 08:05:00

In a report to be released today, the British Union for the Abolition of Vivisection (BUAV) says Cambodia breaching international rules by allowing the capture of monkeys for research in the U.S. and China. The report adds that thousands of long-tailed macaque monkeys are being taken and are being kept in cruel conditions until being exported.  The group also says that the monkeys are raised on monkey farms that traumatize the creatures for life. According to the BUAV, the unregulated...

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2008-01-05 08:40:00

Male macaque monkeys pay for sex by grooming females, according to a recent study that suggests the primates may treat sex as a commodity. "In primate societies, grooming is the underlying fabric of it all," Dr. Michael Gumert, a primatologist at the Nanyang Technological University in Singapore, said in a telephone interview Saturday. "It's a sign of friendship and family, and it's also something that can be exchanged for sexual services," Gumert said. Gumert's findings, reported in New...

2007-08-19 13:15:59

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia -- Malaysia has defended its decision to allow the export of macaque monkeys for meat and scientific research purposes, saying it will help curb their booming population in cities where they attack people and raid homes for food. "We are talking about keeping a figure (of macaques) that is sustainable ... that will not cause problems to the people," Natural Resources and Environment Minister Azmi Khalid told reporters Friday. The government quietly lifted a decades-old...


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Pagai Island Macaque, Macaca pagensis
2014-04-14 12:26:36

The Pagai Island Macaque (Macaca pagensis), known also as the Pagai Macaque or Bokkoi, is an Old World monkey that is native to the Mentawai Islands off of the west coast of Sumatra. It is classified as Critically Endangered under the IUCN Red List because of its ever-shrinking habitat. It previously included the overall darker M. siberu as a subspecies, but this agreement is polyphyletic, leading to the two being classified as a separate species. Both were previously thought to be subspecies...

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2007-01-01 15:36:02

The rhesus macaque (Macaca mulatta), often called the rhesus monkey, is one of the best-known species of Old World monkeys. It is a typical macaque, common throughout Afghanistan to northern India and southern China. Adult male rhesus macaques measure approximately 20.87 in (53 cm) on average and weigh an average of 16.98 lb (7.7 kg). Females are smaller, averaging 18.5 in (47 cm) long and 11.68 lb (5.3 kg) in weight. They are brown or grey in color and have pink faces that are typically...

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2007-01-01 14:12:19

The crab-eating macaque (Macaca fascicularis) is a primarily arboreal macaque native to Southeast Asia. It is also called the cynomolgus monkey and the long-tailed macaque. It has been used extensively in medical experiments, in particular those connected with neuroscience. It has also been identified as a possible vector for monkey pox and is a known carrier of B-virus. It is one of the types of monkeys that have been flown into space. The crab-eating macaque is found in a wide...

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2007-01-01 13:23:34

The lion-tailed macaque (Macaca silenus) is an Old World monkey that lives only in southwest India. The skin of the lion-tailed macaque is dark-brown or black. Its most outstanding characteristic is the silver-white mane that surrounds the head from the cheeks down to its chin. The hairless face is black colored. It has a head-to-tail length of 17.72 to 23.62 in (45 to 60 cm) and a weight of 6.61 to 22.05 lb (3 to 10 kg). It ranks among the smaller macaques. The tail is medium length...

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