Wednesday, November 9, 2011

ABC Wednesday: Q is Formosan Rock MacaQue

Formosan Rock Macaque (Macaca cyclopis), is endemic to Taiwan.  It is now a protected species.  50 years ago, our neighbor used to keep one chained as pet.  One night it escaped and it just walked into the living room and went to sit on the sofa.

I still remember when I was young, we can often see them up on the trees in the forest during our train ride to the local port city.

Even today, in some area of the island, we can still see them coming into the farm or houses to steal food.  One collage campus is famous for this activity.

I took these pictures in Taipei Zoo.

They seems to have a very good and leisure life there.

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4 comments:

Roger Owen Green said...

a gray creature - makes them look older than they may be

ROG, ABC Wednesday team

Live2cherish said...

quite surprised to see them quiet.

GreenWhisper said...

he's so beautiful. love the last pic of the two snuggeld up close.

Kathy said...

There is so much character in those faces.

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