Pig-tailed macaque Macaca nemestrina
Sizeup to 73cm
frugivorous (fruit, leaves, occasional insects...)
South-east Asia (Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand)
All macaque species save Barbary macaques can be found in Asia.
Pig-tailed macaques live in hierarchical mixed-sex groups numbering from 15 to about 40. Females remain in their birth group while males gravitate towards other groups just before they reach sexual maturity at the age of about 5/6 years.
This species is endangered in the wild due to the loss of its habitat to palm-oil plantations, as well as being hunted for its meat or because it sometimes destroys crops.
Status in the wild (Source: IUCN)
- Not evaluatedNE
- Data deficientDD
- Least concernLC
- Near threatenedNT
- Critically endangeredCR
- Extinct in the wildEW