Dean M. Chriss
Long Tailed Macaque, Sarawak, Borneo
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Long-tailed macaques are also known as crab-eating macaques. They have a varied diet and are thus found in a wide range of habitats. They eat mainly fruits, but also eat flowers, leaves, insects, crabs, and other marine life. They travel in troops which range from about five to over one-hundred individuals. These troops are highly intolerant of each other. When two troops meet there is a great deal of aggression, loud calls and branch-bouncing. It is estimated that there are between two million and three million long-tailed macaques in the wild. The long-tailed macaque's scientific name is macaca fascicularis.