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Macaque 2

At the Cincinnati Zoo

Unlike other macaques that live around towns, lion-tailed macaques (Macaca silenus) are shy and do not leave the forest even to cross farms. The spread of teak, coffee and tea plantations not only reduces the amount of forest, it separates macaque groups and makes it more difficult to find mates.

Facts Edit

  • Pronunciation: muh-KAK
  • Where to see them: Monkey Island
  • Length: 1.5 to 2 ft
  • Weight: 13.5 to 19.6 lbs
  • Lifespan: More than 30 yrs
  • Habitat: Rainforest
  • Diet: Leaves, nuts, fruits, and small animals
  • Risk Status: Species at Risk (IUCN—Endangered)