At Akkhararatchakumari Veterinary College (AVC), Walailak University, Veterinarians help the crab-eating macaque (Macaca fascicularis) from the metal chain that cut into its skin. This was a big wound and require surgery and wound washing. Now it it is safe. Crab-eating macaque or long-tail macaque is one of five types of macaques in Thailand. They usually live in the south of Thailand near the beach. They have a long tail and like to eat small marine animals such as crabs and fish. Crab-eating macaque is wildlife protected by Thai and international laws; however, some people have them as pets, and require permission from the government to have them.
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