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Planet of the apes
Southern pig-tailed macaque
Class Mammals
Order Приматы
Family Мартышковые
Distribution Myanmar, Bangladesh, the Malay Peninsula
DESCRIPTION OF THE SPECIES

This macaque’s name was given for the short tail held semi-erect. The face is naked, without fur. The southern pig-tailed macaque is a large representative of the genus. The weight of the adult male is 10-14kg, the females are significantly smaller – they weigh 5-11kg. The body length is 45-60cm, the tail length is 13-25cm. The most part of their life the macaques spend on the ground, but in case of danger, they hide on the trees. They live in groups of 5-20 animals. The leader is especially strict with the growing up males, which are trying to win the leadership in the group. Despite the wide area of habitation, a serious risk threatens this species, and it is in the IUCN Red List as vulnerable (VU).

DIET
They eat leaves, young sprouts, insects, small vertebrates; they raid the plantations of cereals and fruits.
LIFE EXPECTANCY

26 years in captivity.