Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Kung Fu monkey fights off crows in tree

 Kung Fu monkey fights off crows in tree
This feisty monkey fights off crows that perch on a tree outside Lavender MRT Station almost everyday.

The monkey probably does this in an attempt to prevent the birds from invading its personal space atop the tree.

STOMPer Koh, who witnessed this scene, says:

"Chinese Kung Fu in urban jungle.

"Who needs Jackie Chan?

"Watch this live scene re-enacted day after day.

"The monkey fights off crows in the tree outside Lavender MRT Station almost everyday."

 Kung Fu monkey fights off crows in tree

This is another interesting record of a long-tailed macaque (Macaca fascicularis) in an urban area.

It seems that more and more monkeys are being seen in urban neighbourhoods far from their strongholds in the Central Nature Reserves. Is this a sign that our forests have reached their carrying capacity, forcing troops to disperse out of the forests in order to establish new territories? Or is this just a simple wanderlust, with young individuals venturing out on their own before returning to their troops? It would be interesting to look into this, and see if these forays into urban areas are temporary sojourns, or whether it's a sign that we will be seeing more monkeys taking up residence in neighbourhood parks and gardens.

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