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I met this crab-eating macaque (Macaca fascicularis) on the 272 steps that lead to the Battu caves. It is a primate native to Southeast Asia. It has a long history alongside humans; it has been alternately seen as an agricultural pest, and a sacred animal in some temples. The macaques have developed a reputation for actively stealing items from humans (cameras, eyeglasses, hats, and here a lighter), then refusing to return their stolen goods until given food in return. This unique feature is a form of kleptoparasitism (known as "robbing and bartering"). They also collect items thrown by humans. Source : wiki

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  • Copyright: Gueguel Miguel (Miguel82) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 6036 W: 0 N: 5600] (42908)
  • Genre: Lieux
  • Medium: Couleur
  • Date Taken: 2016-00-00
  • Exposition: 1/21 secondes
  • Versions: version originale
  • Date Submitted: 2020-06-06 1:56
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