Update on Franky !
Franky is an adult male long-tailed macaque from around 7 years. He was confiscated one year ago, in December 2011 from the streets of South Jakarta where he was used as ‘topeng monyet’.
Franky was petrified of people and showed a lot of stereotypical behaviour. When he saw a human he would immediately start to bite and hit himself with his back legs. His teeth where all cut and rotten and he had bad infections and painful swellings in his mouth.
Now, one year later, Franky is a very happy man in the group, leaded by the adult male ‘Nyong’. He really enjoyes life, loves food and to play in the water. The stereotypical behaviour is completely gone.
Franky can also be a bit moody, but is always busy with protecting the group. New ones introduced in this group have to face Franky first, as he shows up immediately making a lot of noise. But he is not very high ranked and doesn’t get much support from the other monkeys most of the time… so there he stands, making a fool of himself, being noisy, alone.. feeling very confident though!
Franky has one good friend named Kiss, and sometimes Kiss helps Franky to chase new monkey-arrivals in the group. Sometimes they make introductions a bit more difficult, but for some reason they are always very friendly towards new pretty macaque ladies! -)
When he finds out he is on his own, he will run away and keep watching from the corner of the enclosure.
Franky is a very good parent to the younger ones and loves to jump around and play with them and is also very protective of the other younger monkeys.
It’s a great to watch Franky. He is very curious as well and immediately knows when there is a new person around or something different in the area.
He has the cutest face with big round eyes and a lovely smile.
Thank you for all support and salam from the monkey team!
You may view the latest post at http://jakartaanimalaid.com/blog/2012/12/23/update-ex-dancing-macaques-meet-franky/