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Journal of Biological Sciences
  Year: 2010 | Volume: 10 | Issue: 7 | Page No.: 608-615
DOI: 10.3923/jbs.2010.608.615
A Comprehensive Population Survey and Daily Activity Budget on Long-tailed Macaques of Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia
B.M. Md-Zain, N.A. Sha`ari, M. Mohd-Zaki, F. Ruslin, N.I. Idris, M.D. Kadderi and W.M.R. Idris

Abstract:
Variation in socioecological characteristic such as activity pattern is an example of how primates adapted to their local environment. In this study, daily activity budget of long-tailed macaque (Macaca fascicularis) was described that confined in Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia main campus. A comprehensive population survey of the long-tailed macaque was also conducted to determine the population count and group size. Between June 2002 and May 2010, several long-tailed macaque groups were observed via group focal sampling and the behavior continuously recorded. Population surveys indicated that there were nine groups of long-tailed macaques with 600 most individuals located around student residential colleges. Present results indicate that all long-tailed macaque groups spent most of their time in locomotion (18.00-31.36%). Resting (16.13-20.26%) and feeding (16.29-24.02%) accounted as the most activities after moving. However, long tailed-macaques were less engaged in social activities such as playing, vocalization, agonistic, grooming and sexual behaviors. Chi-square test demonstrated that daily activity budget differed significantly among behaviors.
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How to cite this article:

B.M. Md-Zain, N.A. Sha`ari, M. Mohd-Zaki, F. Ruslin, N.I. Idris, M.D. Kadderi and W.M.R. Idris, 2010. A Comprehensive Population Survey and Daily Activity Budget on Long-tailed Macaques of Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia. Journal of Biological Sciences, 10: 608-615.

DOI: 10.3923/jbs.2010.608.615

URL: https://scialert.net/abstract/?doi=jbs.2010.608.615

 
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