National Animal: Philippines – The Carabao

The Carabao (Bubalus bubalis) is often mistaken for a large rock, a puddle with huge horns or a big black road block. Though this swamp-loving domestic water buffalo is found all throughout rural South East Asia, in the Philippines the Carabao holds special status as the National Animal. There are two main theories about the

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It’s NOT a Monkey: The Tarsier

One of the biggest pet peeves of a primatologist (a person who studies primates), let alone most biologists, is when people call primates ‘monkeys’. Primates are a highly diverse group that includes the Great Apes, Old World Monkeys, New World Monkeys, Prosimians and Humans [1]. Sometimes misbehaving humans are also referred to as monkeys, but is that accurate? Nope. Tarsiers

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It's a Monkey: Philippine Long-tail Macaque

You are in for a treat when you visit the famous Underground Tunnel in Puerto Princessa, Palawan, Philippines. If you are lucky, you will spot the Philippine Long-tailed Macaque which is also known as the crab eating macaque (scientific name: Macaca fascicularis philippinensis). Long-tailed Macaques are generally less aggressive than their other macaque counterparts. But

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It’s a Monkey: Philippine Long-tail Macaque

You are in for a treat when you visit the famous Underground Tunnel in Puerto Princessa, Palawan, Philippines. If you are lucky, you will spot the Philippine Long-tailed Macaque which is also known as the crab eating macaque (scientific name: Macaca fascicularis philippinensis). Long-tailed Macaques are generally less aggressive than their other macaque counterparts. But

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