Lion-Tailed Macaque

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Lion-Tailed Macaque

 

(Macaca silenus), also wanderoo, a monkey having a body length of approximately 55 cm and a tail length of 25–35 cm. The dense hair is blackish or dark brown; the face is black and framed by a ruff of long grayish brown hairs, which form a light beard. The ruff is less pronounced in females than in males. The tail ends in downy tuft, similar to that of the baboon. The lion-tailed macaque inhabits the dense mountain forests of southwestern India. It lives in troops of about 20 individuals, usually in tall trees.

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Lion-tailed macaques prefer to live in the upper branches of trees in tropical rainforest but Dundee has proved to be a comfortable alternative for the Camperdown troop.
Lion-tailed macaques are endangered with fewer than 4,000 thought to be in the wild.
You'll also see a troop of rare lion-tailed macaques (only 2,000 live in the wild) cavorting in a primate pleasure dome of climbing trees and rubber vines," and an aviary full of rare birds, including the remarkably named chestnut-backed scimitar-billed babbler.
Net-clutching staff were on the tails of the crafty lion-tailed macaques, dubbed Bonnie and Clyde, following their break for freedom.
A Belfast Zoo spokesman said: "Two lion-tailed macaques escaped this morning.
com)-- Rostov-on-Don Zoo now has unique lion-tailed macaques wanderoo listed in the Red Book as endangered species.
The lion-tailed macaques, more used to South West India than the Antrim Road, were being sought by men with dartguns after a break for freedom from Belfast Zoo.