Long-tailed macaque

About This Project

A water-loving monkey!

These macaques are found in various habitats, but preferably near water: mangroves, marshes, swamps, banks of rivers and seas … They are very good swimmers, and if they feed mainly on fruits, they also eat other plants and small animals, including crabs!

It is a group composed of a male and 7 females who arrived in 2018 in La Barben. Their history is special: ancient laboratory animals, they were intended for euthanasia. They were saved in extremis thanks to the mobilization of their carer at the time and the Tonga Terre d’Accueil association. We then decided to welcome them, in order to offer them a peaceful life …

Latin name: Macaca fascicularis
Class: Mammalia
Order: Primates
Family: Cercopithecidae
Size: 38 – 65 cm, tail 38 – 65 cm
Weight: 3 – 5 (female) – 5 – 9 kg (male)
Lifespan: 30 years
Gestation: 5.5 – 6 months
Number of young: 1
Habitat: tropical forest and mangroves
Diet: frugivorous with a tendancy to omnivorous
Distribution: Southeast Asia (from Bangladesh to the Philippines and Indonesia). Introduced to Mauritius, Papua New Guinea, Hong Kong …
Conservation status: least concerned