Sunday, May 27, 2012
Long-tailed macaque spotted in Bukit Ampang
Long-tailed macaque or Macaca fascicularis (Kera in Malay language) has been spotted in Bukit Ampang. This and other macaque species are known generically as kera, possibly because of the high-pitched alarm calls they give when in danger ("krra! krra!").
It is also often referred to as the long-tailed macaque because its tail is usually about the same length as its body and because its long tail distinguishes it from most other macaques. The species is also commonly known as the crab-eating macaque because they are often seen foraging beaches for crabs.
Sometimes a group of them seem foraging the nearby neighbourhood looking for food.
Source about macaque: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Long-tailed_macaque | Picture: Emila Yusof