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Singapore Zoo Javan Langurs

Discussion in 'Singapore' started by GregOz, 27 Nov 2018.

  1. GregOz

    GregOz Well-Known Member

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    i’ve been to the zoo a few times over the last 10 years but never had the chance to see the Javan Langurs - which I think used to free range.

    I will be up in the next week or so in preparation for a likely work relocation to Singapore sometime next year.

    Are the langurs still there?

    Is there a place or time of day feeding it is best to see them?

    Thanks

    Greg
     
  2. Zooish

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    A family of about 5 Javan Langurs (adult male with two adult females plus offspring) are free ranging at Primate Kingdom. You can see them up close at their feeding station next to the Sulawesi crested macaque exhibit during the 11am keepers' chit chat.
     
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  3. GregOz

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    Fantastic. Thanks for the information.
     
  4. Buldeo

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    Late I know, but the Javan langur exhibit is closed for refurbishment as of early April, but the langurs are still free roaming around near the red-shanked doucs. For what it's worth keepers are still putting out browse for them, and they do swing by for feeding. I got a decent picture of a juvenile for a change.
     
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  5. GregOz

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    Thanks Buldeo. Seen them a few times now since I moved to Singapore. Of course, knowing what times they are fed helped enormously - thanks Zooish.
     
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    The Javan langurs have always been free ranging. I think the closed enclosure you are referring to is the Sulawesi crested macaque exhibit. The macaques have been moved to the Conservation Centre to replace the Proboscis monkeys.

    All the Primate Kingdom exhibits will take turns to be closed from next week till August to allow the moats to be drained for maintenance.
     
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    What will replace the macaques in Primate Kingdom?
     
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    What will happen to the fishes (afaik there are at least Arapaimas inside) in the moats?
     
  9. Zooish

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    I don't know yet. Will update when I find out :)
     
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    I think there is only 1 Arapaima left in the Douc langur moat. It might be moved to the Manatee tank at River Safari to join the rest of its kind. The other fishes in the moats are mainly common species like tilapia, cichlids and carp. Most of them will probably be euthanized or fed to the animals, with the remainder to be returned to the moats after the maintenance works..
     
  11. Buldeo

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    Great news! Now I need to orchestrate a move for myself.


    I'm 90% sure it was the Javan langurs. If you head up the backside of Primate Kingdom (near the tram stop and bathroom), it was to the left of douc island. I saw the Sulawesi crested macaques back by the chimpanzees, but looking at an old map it might have once been the macaque's exhibit.
     
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