Sunday, November 1, 2009

Monkeys roam freely in Pasir Ris

 Monkeys roam freely in Pasir Ris
STOMPer Darwin spotted these two monkeys near West Plaza at Pasir Ris today (Nov 1).

In an email to STOMP today (Nov 1), the STOMPer says:

"My friends and I were walking through one of the parks in Pasir Ris, near West Plaza, when we saw two monkeys walking around freely.

"Residents were very much intrigued. They stopped by just to observe the two monkeys."

 Monkeys roam freely in Pasir Ris

Well, looks like the long-tailed macaques (Macaca fascicularis) are back at Pasir Ris. After a couple of sightings in April this year at Elias Mall and Sungei Api Api, and an individual spotted by several of us at Sungei Tampines in August, here we have a record of a pair in the area.

I hope nobody starts feeding them.