PT Macaqque CMB_0867

ABOVE: In virgin primary forest troops of Pig-Tailed Macaques Macaca nemestrina  are normally scarce nomads  with very large ranges.  Pig-tailed Macaques feed on fruit, large insects and small mammals.  Most trees in Borneo fruit  either annually or at intervals of several years known as mast fruiting. However where oil palm estates grow next to forest as at Tabin the Macaques stop wandering and become resident  in the forest next to the oil palm which fruits continuously.

Pig-Tailed Macaques feed both on oil palm fruit and on the rats that are also attracted to oil palm estates. See this link to a study in West Malaysia:


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