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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.
A new study reveals that monkeys shy away from bystanders during copulation, regardless of the bystanders' rank or gender.
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.
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.
Male macaque monkeys pay for sex by grooming females, according to a recent study that suggests the primates may treat sex as a commodity. And as with other commodities, the value of sex is affected by supply and demand factors.
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.
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...
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...
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...
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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