Rhesus macaque

These mischievous monkeys are known to overrun villages in India as they steal food by breaking into a home

Thomas Schoch

Rhesus macaques are native to the Old World and are a kind of monkey. They might be light gray or light brown, and their faces are often pink. Their tails are fairly long, their rib cages are broader than typical, they have dorsal scapulae, and they have thirty-two teeth. They are gregarious primates who like having fun and may sometimes be mischievous.

On the reverse side of their coats, the undertones are more muted. Their faces are smooth and, as they reach adulthood, become a brilliant shade of red; adults also have brilliantly colored rumps. They are equipped with enormous cheek pouches that allow them to store food while they are out hunting.

Distribution

Country
Population est.
Status
Year
Comments
Afghanistan
2015
Bangladesh
2015
Bhutan
2015
China
2015
Hong Kong
2015
Introduced
India
2015
Laos
2015
Myanmar
2015
Nepal
2015
Pakistan
2015
Thailand
2015
United States
2015
Introduced: Florida
Vietnam
2015

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Terrestrial / Aquatic

Altricial / Precocial

Polygamous / Monogamous

Dimorphic (size) / Monomorphic

Active: Diurnal / Nocturnal

Social behavior: Solitary / Pack / Herd / Troop

Diet: Carnivore / Herbivore / Omnivore / Piscivorous / Insectivore

Migratory: Yes / No

Domesticated: Yes / No

Dangerous: Yes / No