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January 30, 2019

This female was part of a troop that i saw in Kadoorie Farm, which helps in educating people in not feeding these animals.

 They had very young babies, so kept a watchful eye on me.  These are an introduced species, put here to eat leaves that were believed to be poisonous for the reservoirs.  Now they are a bit of a problem, as their population grows relatively unchecked, and they are quite harmful of our other wildlife.

Nearly all (73–100%) pet and captive rhesus macaques are carriers of the herpes B virus. This virus is harmless to macaques, but infections of humans, while rare, are potentially fatal, a risk that makes macaques unsuitable as pets

 

These animals have learned to live with humans, and are highly adaptable. In Shing Mun reservoir and Monkey Hill some people have licenses to feed these animals, but they can be aggressive and i have witnessed them grabbing bags of what they hoped was food.

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