Kingdom : Animalia
                          Class : Mammalia
                       Family : Cercopithecidae
        Scientific Name : Mecaca Fascicularis

                      Size(H) : 38cm - 55cm 
                                      (15in - 22in)
                       Weight : 3kg - 9kg 
                                       (7lbs - 20lbs)
                 Top Speed : 48km/h (30mph)
                  Life Span : 15 - 30 years

                      Colour : Grey, Brown, 
                                        White, Yellow
                 Skin Type : Fur
Distinctive Features : Very sociable animal
                                       with a long tail
  1. Crab-eating macaques are a species of medium sized monkeys found in South-East Asia.
  2. They inhabit various habitats including lowland forests, tropical jungles and mangroves.
  3. They usually settle down in places which are close to water.
  4. They are arboreal primates spending most of their lives on trees.
  5. Distinctively, they have a long tail which measures almost as long as their body.
  6. Their long tail helps them balance on the trees and their sharp nails give them better grip.
  7. They are extremely sociable and live in troops comprising 5-60 members.
  8. Their troops are centered around the females as they are known to remain in the same place for their lifetime.
  9. Surprisingly, 50% of a crab-eating macaque’s diet comprises fruits, nuts and seeds.
  10. Apart from crabs, they also feed on insects, small reptiles, amphibians, fish and crustaceans.
  11. Their natural predators include tigers, large reptiles and large birds of prey.
  12. The female crab-eating macaque gives birth to a single infant after a 6-month gestation.
  13. The infants are dependent on their mother for the first two years but tend to remain in the same troop all their lives.
  14. Though not threatened, their numbers are declining because of pollution and habitat loss.

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