Malaysia Monkeys: Malaysia is a Southeast Asian country that has been separated into two primary regions: Peninsular Malaysia (also known as “West Malaysia”), which is located in the southern area of the Malay Peninsula; and East Malaysia, which is the portion of the island of Borneo that is owned by the Malaysian constitutional monarchy.
The nation has also been divided into 13 states and 3 territories within these two regions.
More than 360 mammals species live across West, and East Malaysia, with over 30 of them being endemic to the country Examples of mammals that are endemic to Malaysian land include:
- The Bornean ferret badger (Melogale everetti).
- The lesser pygmy flying squirrel (Petaurillus emiliae).
- The mountain spiny rat (Maxomys alticola).
Malaysia is also home to various species of monkeys, though most of them are considered endangered, primarily due to human habitat destruction and illegal poaching. Some examples of these species are the stump-tailed macaque (Macaca arctoides), the proboscis monkey (Nasalis larvatus), and the white-thighed surili (Presbytis siamensis).
We shall explore all monkeys native to Malaysia.