Wildlife : The crab-eating macaque

Wildlife : The crab-eating macaque

 

Name : Crab-eating macaque / Long-tailed macaque / Cynomolgus monkey
Scientific name : Macaca fascicularis
Order : Primates
Family : Cercopithecidae
Origin : South-East Asia

 

Crab-eating macaqueExif : Aperture: ƒ/5.6 – Focal length: 75mm – ISO: 400 – Shutter speed: 1/100s

 

 

Taken in August 2013 in Singapore during a walk to the Upper Pierce Reservoir. We often cross these monkeys along the road near the reservoir. Though this is forbidden, many motorists stop to feed them.
The crab-eating macaque lives in social groups. However it is possible to see some old lonely male, occasionally a little aggressive, so it is better to be careful.