by | Jan 27, 2021

One Philippine Long-tailed Macaque or Philippine Monkey (π˜”π˜’π˜€π˜’π˜€π˜’ 𝘧𝘒𝘴𝘀π˜ͺ𝘀𝘢𝘭𝘒𝘳π˜ͺ𝘴 𝘱𝘩π˜ͺ𝘭π˜ͺ𝘱𝘱𝘦𝘯𝘴π˜ͺ𝘴) was turned over to the Palawan Council for Sustainable Development Staff (PCSDS) on January 26, 2021 by Ms. Lucy Valdez of New Princesa, Bgy. Tiniguiban, Puerto Princesa City.

The Philippine Long-tailed Macaque, which is in good shape, has a weight of more or less 1 kg.

According to Ms. Valdez, the monkey has been under their custody since November 2020. They used a trap to capture it as they found it taking the eggs of their chickens. She decided to turn over the monkey to PCSDS as it has become aggressive, causing annoyance or disturbance to them. Β She said that a Wildlife Enforcement Officer from PCSDS, who saw the monkey near their premises, helped her report and turn over the said primate to PCSDS.

The Philippine Long-tailed Macaque was brought to the Palawan Wildlife Rescue and Conservation Center (PWRCC) for its rehabilitation on January 26, 2021 at 12:41 PM.

The Philippine Long-tailed Macaque is listed as an β€œEndangered Species” under PCSD Resolution No. 15-521. The PCSDS is urging persons who happen to find or rescue wildlife to turn them over to our office, which can be contacted thru hotline numbers 0935-116-2336 (Globe/TM) and 0948-937-2200 (Smart/TNT). You may also send a message to our Facebook page for your concerns.