Stump-Tailed Macaques

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    • Some Stump-Tailed Macaques have been brought to the Delhi zoo from Mizoram.

    About Stump-Tailed Macaques

    • Scientific Name : Macaca arctoides
    • It is also called the bear macaque.
    • It is a primate species .
    • Primarily frugivorous, they however also feed on many types of vegetation and small animals.
    • Habitat and Distribution :  The natural habitat of Stump-tailed macaques consists of subtropical and tropical broadleaf evergreen forest .
      • It is found in South Asia .
        • Distributed in north eastern India , Myanmar, and China and Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia, Malaysia.
          • Found in parts of Mizoram, Manipur and Nagaland.
    • Protection Status :  It is listed under Appendix II in CITES.
      • India lists it as schedule II under the Indian Wildlife (Protection) Act, 1972.
      • They are listed as ‘vulnerable’ on the IUCN Red List of species.