Sulawesi Black Crested Macaque
Primary and secondary tropical rainforest on the island of Sulawesi, as well as some of the smaller islands in the Philippines.
Their diet is made up mainly of fruit and buds but they will also eat insects and eggs. They have large cheek pouches that can hold roughly the same amount of food as their stomach.
Females advertise their fertility to the dominant male with swollen pink bottoms. After a gestation of 5-6 months a single infant is born.
International trade in the species has been prohibited, and attempts to protect habitat and raise awareness on the species in the Philippines is going well.
- Latin Name: Macaca nigra
- Class: Mammals
- Order: Primates
- Family: Cercopithecidae
- Conservation Status: Critically Endangered
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