Understanding the working primate: An ethogram of jon, a southern pig-tailed macaque - macaca nemestrina

Embong, Abdul Mutalib and Abdul-Kadir, Nurul Ashikin and Ridzuan, Mardhiyah and A. Mohamad Beddelee, Aizat Akmal and Afzainizam, Norzamziah and Kadhim, Kais Amir and Mohd Nasir, Nur Yuhanis and Kasim, Johari and Salaebing, Muhammad and Pham, Loi Hoang Huy Phuoc (2022) Understanding the working primate: An ethogram of jon, a southern pig-tailed macaque - macaca nemestrina. International Journal of Design and Nature and Ecodynamics, 17 (5). 711 -720. ISSN 1755-7437, DOI https://doi.org/10.18280/ijdne.170508.

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A study of Southern Pig Tailed Macaque in human community was conducted in Kijal, Malaysia. The study aimed to document how this species responds to commands of performing one of the riskiest and most break-necking tasks, plucking coconut. An ethogram of Macaca Nemestina was constructed by characterising and defining the behavioral patterns of this species dealing with the task given. A series of observations amounting to 28 visits with a total of 52 hours (3120 minutes) was made. There were four phases of observation conducted starting from 15 August 2019 to 3 December 2019 between 0800 and 1700 hours. It was found that the monkey is a smart animal that managed to duly perform its duty based on few rudiment utterances of sound system/vocabulary and some other repetitious forms of non-verbal communication. The ethogram of the pig-tail macaque and its coconut plucking activity is presented here for the first time. © 2022 WITPress. All rights reserved.

Item Type: Article
Funders: Universiti Teknologi Malaysia
Uncontrolled Keywords: Body gestures; Coconut plucking; Southern pig tailed macaque; Utterances; Vocabulary
Subjects: N Fine Arts > NX Arts in general
T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
Divisions: Academy of Malay Studies
Depositing User: Ms. Juhaida Abd Rahim
Date Deposited: 30 Oct 2023 08:17
Last Modified: 30 Oct 2023 08:17
URI: http://eprints.um.edu.my/id/eprint/43651

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