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Scientific Classification

Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class:Mammalia
Order:Primates
Family:Cercopithecidae
Genus:Macaca
Genus species:Macaca radiata

Animal Characteristics

Head-Body Length:35-60 cm
Weight:3.7-6.3 kg
Identification:The bonnet macaque is gray-brown in color with pale undersides and a pale pink face.
Habitat:Forests, urban and rural areas
Diet:Omnivore: fruit, insects, leaves, crops
Reproduction:Females give birth to 1-2 young after a gestation period of 150 days.
Macaques live in groups of ten to several hundred. There is a strong social dominance hierarchy in both sexes.
Behavior:These monkeys can be found in the trees and on the ground throughout the day.
Status:No special status
Interesting Facts:The mother/infant bond continues into adulthood with the females, but the males will leave the group upon reaching sexual maturity.

Other Information

Geographic:Southern Central Asia Date:1966-05 Subjects:Bonnet macaque
primate
monkey
Macaques
Cercopithecidae
Monkeys
Primates
Mammals
Vertebrates
Chordata