RHESUS MACAQUE – Hlawga National Park

RHESUS MACAQUE

RHESUS MACAQUE (Macacamulatta)

They are native to South, Central and Southeast Asia. Rhesus is brown primate with pink face. Apparently, the red marks are found on the back and groin. The

 length of the tail is half of its head and body. They enjoy in the mountains at high elevation and in wooded regions. They do not usually live on the branches. Babies as young as a few days old can swim and are known to swim over half mile between islands. Rhesus troops comprise a mixture of 40 members but females are 4 times larger than male. The longevity is 20 to 25 years. It is listed as least concern in the IUCN Red list.

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