We are planning a trip to SE Asia this fall/winter and I am trying to find more information on seeing the Mentawai primates. As far as I recall, there has never been a post on mammalwatching.com that mentions these species, which is rather surprising, as there are 5 species endemic to the islands. While it seems easy to get a tour to see the natives on the island, I can’t seem to find much on the primates other than a mention of “monkey hunting” as a possible activity. There used to be a German(?) research station on the north end of Siberut in Peleonan Forest. Does anyone know if this still exists? Or if it is currently possible to visit the area if it doesn’t? I’m looking to do this more backpacker style than tour style.
Here’s a video on youtube that shows the area.
Thanks for any help,