IUCN red list status:
Least Concern

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Rhesus Macaque

About the Rhesus Macaque

Rhesus macaques are brown primates with red faces and rears. They have close-cropped hair on their heads, which accentuates their very expressive faces. Rhesus monkeys can thrive in a variety of climates and habitats.

Their typical diet includes roots, fruit, seeds, and bark, but also insects and small animals. They live in active, noisy troops that can include up to 200 animals. Though these monkeys are good climbers (and swimmers), troops spend a lot of time on the ground.

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Rhesus Macaques live in large complex groups called ‘troops’ from 10 to 80 individuals. Males are dominant, but as they do not remain with the group permanently, females usually lead the troop.