Pig-tailed macaque

Pig-tailed macaque Macaca nemestrina

ClassMammalia
OrderPrimates
FamilyCercopithecidae
Sizeup to 73cm
Weight5–13kg
Gestation5–6 months
Birth1
Life-span25 years
Diet
frugivorous (fruit, leaves, occasional insects...)

Habitat
tropical forests

Range
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 evaluated
    NE
  • Data deficient
    DD
  • Least concern
    LC
  • Near threatened
    NT
  • Vulnerable
    VU
  • Endangered
    EN
  •  Critically endangered
    CR
  • Extinct in the wild
    EW
  • Extinct
    EX

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