Hello! Today we are meeting one of the most popular primates in Asia- the Rhesus Macaque! They are super cool and we hope you think so too!
Rhesus Macaques Fun Facts:
- Rhesus macaques live in large troupes, of around 40 individuals.
- Their groups of matriarchal, led by females.
- Males leave their troup when they are mature.
- These omnivores eat insects, roots, leaves and pine needles.
- They can become a nuisance when they live near humans. They are known to steal food.
- Rhesus macaques are highly intelligent.
- They are excellent climbers and swimmers.
- They are listed as Least Concern by the IUCN.
We had such fun watching a troup of macaques in the afternoon. They spend it finding food and grooming each other and lounging. Their little faces are all so different and each individual has their own personality.
“They are listed as Least Concern by the IUCN.” Because they are so much like humans, they figure out what they need to do to survive.