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Sulawesi Black Crested Macaque


Sulawesi Black Crested Macaque
Sulawesi Black Crested Macaque
Habitat

Primary and secondary tropical rainforest on the island of Sulawesi, as well as some of the smaller islands in the Philippines.

Wild Diet

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.

Breeding

Females advertise their fertility to the dominant male with swollen pink bottoms. After a gestation of 5-6 months a single infant is born.

Conservation

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.

Sulawesi Black Crested Macaque Sulawesi Black Crested Macaque

INFORMATION

  • Latin Name: Macaca nigra
  • Class: Mammals
  • Order: Primates
  • Family: Cercopithecidae
  • Conservation Status: Critically Endangered
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