One Philippine Long-tailed Macaque or Philippine Monkey (𝘔𝘢𝘤𝘢𝘤𝘢 𝘧𝘢𝘴𝘤𝘪𝘤𝘶𝘭𝘢𝘳𝘪𝘴 𝘱𝘩𝘪𝘭𝘪𝘱𝘱𝘦𝘯𝘴𝘪𝘴) 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. 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 “Endangered 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.