Macaca fascicularis fascicularis | Long-tailed Macaque
Good spot: Many
Taxonomy & Occurrence
Long-tailed Macaque (M. f. fascicularis) -- Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam
Most of these 9 subspecies are isolated island populations.
IUCN Conservation Status
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Seeing this Species
Long-tailed Macaques are among the easiest monkeys to see in the world due to their relatively larger distribution and higher numbers. They can be seen across Southeast Asia.
Angkor Wat and Angkor Thom
Fraser's Hill, Pahang
Please see the page on Pale-thighed Langur for more information on this site.
Overlapping species: Greater Slow Loris, Southern Pig-tailed Macaque, Dusky Leaf Monkey, Pale-thighed Langur, Siamang, White-handed Gibbon
Batu Caves, Selangor
Central Catchment Nature Reserve
Please see the page on Banded Langur for more information on this site.
Here they've literally taken over the city. Legend has it that, protected by living in the temple, they cannot be controlled. The town feels barred against them. Street food stalls, ubiquitous in Southeast Asia, are absent here. Another local story, at least apocryphal, tells of a peanut vendor from out of town. Noticing no other stalls, she immediately opened one in Lopburi. A macaque came over for a peanut and she threw a stone out at it. Soon, a whole troop of macaques returned and attacked here. Locals also say that the macaques will, for fun, board the train and ride North, towards Chiang Mai and the rainforests, but they'll never board the train to ride South towards Bangkok.
Kien Luong Karst Area
Please see the page on Indochinese Silvered Langur for more information on this site.
Overlapping species: Indochinese Silvered Langur
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Angor Wat, Cambodia
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Page Last Updated: 5 March 2021