Sunday, February 7, 2016

Year of the Monkey

Photo of apes, acknowledgment to:

Wishing Chinese everywhere, A Happy & Prosperous Lunar New Year!
Of course, it being the Year of the Monkey, the animal takes center stage. Check it out at Berjaya Times Square in KL’s Jalan Imbi:

As Malaysians usher in the Lunar Year of the Monkey, conservationists are hoping that this will lead to more awareness on the need to protect the primates whose numbers are fast diminishing in Sabah's forests.

Sabah Wildlife Department assistant director Dr Sen Nathan also nurtured the wish that more people will learn about primates and do their bit to help in conservation efforts.

Apart from the better known and endangered orang utan and proboscis monkeys, at least eight other species of primates in the state need help too: the Bornean gibbon, the slow loris, Western tarsier, langurs (the silver langur, Hose's langur and maroon langur) and long and pig-tailed macaques.

Orang utan (Pongo)

Proboscis monkey (Nasalis larvatus)

Bornean gibbon (Hylobates muelleri)

Slow loris (genus Nycticebus)

Western tarsier (Cephalopachus bancanus)

Silver langur (Trachypithecus cristatus)

Hose's langur (Presbytis hosei)

Maroon langur (Presbytis rubicunda)

Long-tailed macaque (Macaca fascicularis)

Southern pig-tailed macaque (Macaca nemestrina)

Yesterday, Liverpool thought they had the upper hand when they scored two goals, thanks to Roberto Firmino (59) and Adam Lalllana (70) but Sunderland magnificently managed to stage a comeback (82, 89) to end the match with a 2-2 draw.

Lame Liverpool have yet to win at Anfield in the EPL in 2016.

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