What’s for Lunch by Peter Ong



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Photograph Size: A2 Size (42.0 x 59.4 cm)

Material: Photo Rag Paper

The long-tailed macaque (Macaca Fascicularis), also known as the crab-eating macaque is believed to be the most prevalent primate species in southeast Asia. They are found in Indochina, Southern Thailand, Peninsular Malaysia, Sumatra, Java, Borneo and the Philippines. They occupy a wide range of habitats from primary and secondary forests, to mangroves and plantations, to the outskirts of human settlements.

This common grey-brown (sometimes reddish brown) primate gets its name from the length of its tail. They are also known for their noisy, aggressive temperament, which becomes more pronounced while traveling in large groups. They are mostly arboreal and can jump long distances, using their long tails for balance.

Many people believe mistakenly that these long-tailed macaques have insufficient food to eat in the wild, but as this image clearly demonstrates, that is not the case. In fact, this primate has a vast and varied omnivorous diet of fruits, leaves, small mammals and birds, shellfish and crabs. Here, it can be seen about to feed on simpoh air (Dillenia Suffruticosa), a common flowering plant, also the national flower of Brunei.

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