Long-tailed macaque

News:According to a study,Long-tailed macaques have shown rich tool-use behaviour to simplify their efforts.


About Lion Tailed Macaque:

  • The lion-tailed macaque (Macaca silenus) are endemic to the Western Ghats of India.
  • It is a diurnal animal meaning it is active exclusively in daylight hours. Unlike other macaques,it avoids humans.
  • IUCN Status: Endangered
  • Schedule I of the Wildlife (Protection) Act 1972
  • Appendix I of CITES
  • Threats: a) Overpopulation b) Habitat destruction and c) Hunting among others.