The Long-tailed Macaque lives in a troop of about 30 individuals comprising two to four adult males and six to eleven adult females and their offspring. It has a round head with forward-facing eyes. Its limbs and tail are long, Its hair on the head lie flat. It is olive brown above and paler below with greyish on the face. It has prominent white eyelids.

It is very common in our nature reserves.

Monkeys used to being fed may become a nuisance, please do not feed the macaques. They will approach humans especially when they are carrying plastic bags as they have associate plastic bags with food. So please keep the plastic bags away from their sight.

Macaques have plenty of food to feed on in our forest.


Gregarious, usually lives in a trop. Frequents forest and adjacent parkland. In Singapore, it can be found in the Central Nature Reserves, the Western Catchment Area, Bukit Batok Nature Park, Sentosa, the Sister's Island, Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve, Pulau Ubin and Pulau Tekong.


HB 45.5cm. Tail to 56.5cm


Common and widespread.


Southeast Asia through Malaysia, Sumatra, Java, Borneo to the islands of the Philippines.


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Long-tailed Macaque

Macaca fascicularis

Long-tailed Macaque

Macaque feeding on palm fruit

A large male macaque feeding on fruits of a palm tree.

Macaque feeding on jackfruit

A young macaque having a bit on the jackfruit.


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