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Mother Monkey Eats Mummified Baby In 'Astonishing' Case
In a first for Tonkean macaques, a first-time mum in an animal sanctuary ate the remains of her deceased infant, a new study says.
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Mysterious Amazon Animal Seen Alive for First Time in 80 Years
The cowl-haired creature was first spotted in the 1930s but has eluded scientists ever since.
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These Monkeys Like Their Lovers Red
For certain macaque species, face colour matters.
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A Baby Gorilla's Mom Was Killed, So This Woman Raised Him
A surging trade in bush meat puts baby primates in peril when adults are killed by poachers.
This Nature Reserve Boasts Natural Beauty—and a Monkey Circus? loading...
This Nature Reserve Boasts Natural Beauty—and a Monkey Circus?
At Vietnam’s Can Gio reserve, a place where wildlife is supposed to be protected, monkeys are forced to jump over flames, walk tightropes, and ride bicycles.
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Why Did the Monkey Try to Mate With Deer?
Why did a male macaque mount a sika deer in Japan? Scientists have some theories.
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Rare Bright Orange Monkey Born At Taronga Zoo
Francois’ Langur monkeys are one of the world’s rarest species
About Rhesus Monkey

Rhesus macaques are familiar brown primates with red faces and rears. They have close-cropped hair on their heads, which accentuates their very expressive faces.

Rhesus macaques are Asian, Old World monkeys. Their natural range includes Afghanistan, Pakistan, India, Southeast Asia, and China. A few troops of introduced rhesus macaques now live wild in Florida. These intelligent animals can adapt to many habitats, and some can even become accustomed to living in human communities. This is most common in India, where Hindus regard the animals as sacred and usually leave them undisturbed.

Fast Facts 

Common Name: Rhesus Macaque

Scientific Name: Macaca mulatta

Type: Mammals

Diet: Omnivores

Group Name: Troop

Average life span in the wild: 4 years

Size: Head and body, 17.75 to 25 in; tail, 7.5 to 12.5 in

Weight: 8.75 to 26.5 lbs

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