A long-tailed macaque (Macaca fascicularis) in Labuk Bay, Sabah, Borneo, Malaysia.
According to Wikipedia, the long-tailed macaque is native to Southeast Asia. Its social groups are controlled by females, and any male children depart after undergoing puberty. While this macaque “has a long history alongside humans[,] they have been alternately seen as agricultural pests, sacred animals in some temples, and more recently, [been] the subject of medical experiments.” They have also caused problems in Hong Kong and New Guinea, where they are an invasive species, and conflicts between the long-tailed macaque and humans have rose in recent years as the latter has encroached on the former’s living areas.
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