6 New Macaque Monkeys At Matang & A Chance To See Their New Home Volunteers Are Helping To Build!

6 New Macaque Monkeys At Matang & A Chance To See Their New Home Volunteers Are Helping To Build!

Posted by Connor Whelan on 25th Jul 2016

Volunteers Help To Build The New Macaque Enclosure

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Volunteers at the Matang Wildlife Centre in Borneo have been working hard recently to help build a new enclosure for the cheeky macaque monkeys!

Volunteering in Borneo

There is still work to be done, but the volunteers at the centre have helped to mix and lay the cement for the foundations of the enclosure, and have also helped to build part of the wooden roof structure which will eventually help to keep the monkeys safe when they move in.

Volunteers are always needed at the Matang Wildlife Centre and this type of project shows what can be achieved when the volunteers and the team at the sanctuary work well together. Not only will the building of this enclosure help to make some amazing memories for the volunteers who were involved in its creation, but it will provide a safe and secure future for the macaques that will move in upon completion!

New Macaque Intake

Macaque monkeys

It is fortunate that the new macaque enclosure building process is well under way as the centre received some new arrivals in the form of 6 long tailed macaques!

Macaque chain

One of the macaques is a young female and she comes with a harrowing backstory. She was surrendered to the sanctuary after having been held captive for three years. Throughout this three year period she was kept on a chain measuring only 140cm, and was secured via a tight metal ring around her neck. As a result of this, it will take her a long time to recover her natural abilities, but as she is so young there is a strong possibility that she will still be able to learn some skills from her new macaque companions.

Macaque chained up

Now that the 6 macaques are safely at the centre, they will be carefully looked after by the staff, and when the new enclosure is completed they will be some of the first monkeys to test out their new home!


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