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One of the rare species of monkey is the pig-tailed monkey. I highly doubt that you have heard of this monkey, for it is endangered. That’s why it is such a big deal about what the WFFT (Wildlife Friends Foundation Thailand) did. The WFFT saved 2 northern pig tailed macaques from a resort and horse-riding school in the area of Pattaya. They were originally kept as pets to keep away other macaques, but when they started attacking passing horses, they were moved into tiny cages. When ownership of the resort changed, their care started to slip through the cracks. A helpful resident reached out to the WFFT and helped arrange for this rescue. 

The smaller macaque (pig-tailed monkey), named Year Kluey, was in a litter filled cage that was only 1.2 meters by 1.7 meters big! The cage was falling apart, exposed to amounts of sharp metal at every edge. There was absolutely nothing for him to sleep or sit on, so he was forced to hold onto the walls and pace in the clumps of disgusting decaying food. He showed some signs of stereotypic behavior by rolling his neck every few steps that he took. 

The larger macaque (pig-tailed monkey), named Kluey Jeng, seemed sort of depressed and very overweight, as he was not at all active. He had some more space but still paced repeatedly on the sharp, rusty, and disintegrating bars. Neither of them had any water inside of their cages! Since they were both very dehydrated, they were given all the water that they needed before their long journey back home. With these monkeys having more space and exposure to other macaques, we shall hope that they will settle in nicely to their new life at WFFT. 

As you can see, these northern pig-tailed monkeys were treated terribly and are extremely lucky to have been rescued. Start saving monkeys today by donating here at WFFT! 

 

Bibliography

https://www.wfft.org/primates/2-pig-tailed-macaques-rescued/

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Alex Davis, journalist

Hi, my name is Alex Davis and I have been at Blaine since kindergarten. I'm excited to be writing articles for the paw press this year! I also really like...

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2 Responses to “Rescuing a pig-tailed Monkey”

  1. Sofia Borges on April 2nd, 2019 2:52 pm

    Wow! The pig-tail monkey is so cute! I’m so glad they were saved!!!!!!

  2. William Souza-Ponce on April 4th, 2019 2:51 pm

    IT’S SOOOOOOOOO CUUUUUUTTTTTEE! AND IT’S SO TINY! IT IS SOOO CUUUTE!

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