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Update – Jaw the Elderly Macaque

Jaw the elderly female Northern pig-tailed macaque (Macaca leonina) was rescued just over three weeks ago after spending the last 15 years of her life in solitary confinement at a temple in Northern Thailand. After a health check was performed on Jaw it was found that she had a large hernia on her abdomen. She spent the first few days adapting to a chain free life in WFFT’s Quarantine Area, with proper care and diet. We decided to perform surgery to correct the hernia after this settling in period. Its been three days since the operation was performed and Jaw is recovering well. The pain she has felt for years is slowly going away, this old lady has inspired us all with her resilience and strength. She is eating well and exploring her enclosure more and more, even climbing on her environmental enrichments. We cannot wait to be able to introduce her to some other macaques here at the WFFT Wildlife Rescue Centre. See her rescue story here We will keep you updated on her progress.

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