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Primates

Macaque

Species

Barbary Macaque, Lion-tailed Macaque, Bonnet Macaque, Pagai Island Macaque, Celebes Crested Macaque, Crab-eating Macaque, Stump-tailed Macaque, Rhesus Macaque, Japanese Macaque, Pig-tailed Macaque

Lifespan

20 – 26 years

Range

They are the most widely spread of any primate genus (apart from humans) occuring throughout Africa to Asia

Diet

Fruit is the most common item eaten

Social structure

They live in fairly large groups including several males and generally permanent natal groups of females.

Reproduction

Seasonal breeding takes place in the autumn, then after 5 months gestation babies are born in the spring.

Threats

These monkeys are classified as vulnerable and are still being put at risk by capture and use as breeding animals to supply laboratories.

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You can adopt one of our rescued primatesfor as little as $3.00 or £2.00 per month! An adoption is a great way of contributing towards the care of our rescued animals and you will receive a certificate, our magazine twice a year, an adoption newsletter three times a year, and a rescue DVD.

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