Monday, June 29, 2009

It's monkey land at Admiralty Park

It's monkey land at Admiralty Park
STOMPer Engineer was at Admiralty Park and noticed that monkeys were moving freely in the area.

In an email to STOMP today (June 29), the STOMPer wrote:

"These long-tailed macaques were frolicking on a mangrove tree.

"The mother monkey was swinging the branch to gain momentum and after a short while, it jumped onto the pillar supporting the bridge.

"It then climbed up to reach the railing of the bridge. The baby monkey followed suit and soon the whole troupe was on the bridge.

"The monkeys climbed up the railings and jumped over each other. However, it was risky for if it missed a step it could end up in the river below which meant a fall of 5m.

"The monkeys were observing a cyclist, who was cycling past the bridge.

"These macaques live in primary and secondary forest, mangroves and the outskirts of towns and villages.

"They travel in troupes of up to 30. In Singapore it is the most common primate.

"They feed on buds, fruits, insects, crustaceans, spiders and cereals. Their most feared predator is the deadly python."

It's monkey land at Admiralty Park
It's monkey land at Admiralty Park
It's monkey land at Admiralty Park
It's monkey land at Admiralty Park
It's monkey land at Admiralty Park

Ria has visited Admiralty Park on a number of occasions, and on her last trip there, encountered a group of long-tailed macaques (Macaca fascicularis).

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