Health Evaluation and comparative status of free- ranging proboscis monkeys (Nasalis larvatus) on their natural habitat in Borneo, Sabah, Malaysia

Project Description

MSc Candidate: Diana Ángeles Ramírez Saldívar

Institution: Institute of Tropical Biology and Conservation, Universiti Malaysia Sabah

Supervisors: Charles S. Vairappan, Benoît Goossens

Duration: ongoing

  • To carry out corporal evaluation as a health indicator, by recording full body measurements, physiologic parameters and vital signs.
  • To determine the concentration of some macro and micro minerals; water soluble and fat soluble vitamins; haematology profile and serum biochemistry.
  • To evaluate levels of cortisol in serum, faeces and hair as an indicator of chronic stress.