KUCHING, April 24: An injured female proboscis monkey, suspected to have been hit by a vehicle, has been surrendered to the Sarawak Forestry Corporation yesterday (April 23) by a concerned citizen.
According to SFC in its Facebook post today, the man found the injured monkey at Jalan Sg Jaong and took her to the Santubong National Park.
“Our park ranger immediately sent the monkey to a veterinarian for treatment.
“The proboscis monkey is now being kept at Matang Wildlife Centre for further care,” SFC said.
The proboscis monkey is classified as an endangered animal, with only roughly a thousand left in the wilderness.
“The number of proboscis monkeys has been dropping over the past 30 years, which might eventually lead to the extinction of the species,” SFC revealed.
SFC applauded and thanked the man for his act in saving the life of the injured monkey.
SFC also reminded all drivers to be extra vigilant when driving along the road towards Santubong and Damai to avoid similar accidents from happening again.
Members of the public who have encountered similar situation are encouraged to contact SFC via its hotlines – Kuching (019-8859996), Sibu (019-8883561), Bintulu (019-8332737), Miri (019-8290994). — DayakDaily