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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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