What do Sulawesi crested macaques look like?
The crested black macaque is completely black aside from a pink, fleshy rump which for the males is heart-shaped – although no more attractive for it. They have distinctive long faces that accommodate a long slender nose and charismatic marmalade coloured eyes which are close set beneath a heavy protruding brow. Their black fur comes to a Mohawk-like crest at the top of the head earning them their name.
Sulawesi crested macaque facts
They are often referred to as apes because of their extremely short tails. Flipped lips and clenched teeth shows friendship or play while yawning is a threat display. If the crest of the macaque is raised, it means that it is excited.
What do Sulawesi crested macaque eat?
Fruits, seeds, leaves, insects, birds, lizards and frogs
Sulawesi crested macaque habitat
Forest, mangroves and areas of agriculture
Where do Sulawesi crested macaques live?
Sulawesi and Pulau Bacan, Indonesia
Sulawesi crested macaque threats
Bushmeat hunting is a big problem for the Sulawesi crested macaque, as they are served at celebrations and religious occasions like Christmas. Habitat destruction and fragmentation caused by farming, mining and forest fires are also causing populations to decrease. Some Sulawesi crested macaques are also caught for the pet trade, which is a big problem many primates are facing.
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