Photographer's Note

A baby macaque, pronounced with a hard c like in cake,is getting to grip on the climbing technique on vines, while the rest of the troop,is down below in or around the feeding platform harassing the orang utans,in the Sepilok Orang Utan Rehabilitation Centre.

There are two kinds of Macaques. The Old World and the New World Macaque. The Old World macaque, only found in the rainforest of Asia and Africa. They have short tails and rump pads. The 'rump pad' is the rear or 'butt' part which is thicker and light pinkish in color, much like the palm of our hand or the sole of our foot. These two 'things' distinguish them from other monkeys, which have longer tail and 'furry' butt.

The New World Monkey, found only in the Americas, has prehensile tail. Their tails are longer and 'capabled' of gripping or holding things, unlike the Asian's.

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