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Proboscis Monkeys Fitted With Satellite Tags

It is so important for scientists and wildlife experts understand how we Monkeys live. However, if they watch all the time the monkeys may get disturbed and that will change their environment. So, tagging monkeys is a great idea.

Kota Kinabalu, the capital of Malaysia’s Sabah state in northwestern Borneo, is often referred to as KK.

 

KOTA KINABALU: Two male proboscis monkeys were released after being fitted with satellite tags in a bid to understand the movements and living condition of the species.The project was conducted by the Sabah Wildlife Department’s (SWD) Wildlife Rescue Unit (WRU) and Danau Girang Field Centre (DGFC) at the Tempasuk River area of Kota Belud, some 65km from the state capital.The effort was to ensure a sustainable and viable proboscis monkey population in Sabah, said director of DGFC Dr Benoit Goossens.“Therefore, it is vital to understand the ranging patterns of the species and the factors impacting their movements, as well as the density in the main habitats used by these highly endangered primates,” he said.

Source: Proboscis monkeys fitted with satellite tags released – Nation | The Star Online