- Common Name: Assam Macaque
- Taxonomy Classification Year: 1840
- Monkey Size: 51 to 73.5 cm (20.1 to 28.9 in)
- Skin Color(s): Yellowish-grey and dark brown
- Habitat: Forests, mountains
- Diet: Omnivorous
- Native Countries: Vietnam, Nepal, India, Myanmar, Thailand
Assam Macaque Distribution
Assam Macaque Characteristics
The Assam macaque, also known as Assamese macaque, is a macaque of the Old-World monkey family endemic to South and Southeast Asia. Assam is another state in India.
- Adults have red skin that can give their hairless faces a purplish tint. Assamese monkeys have amber or light green eyes.
- Their coat can be any combination of gold, red, light gray, or dark brown. They sometimes have white fur on their bellies and bibs.
- Some appear to have their hair parted down the middle. They have more expressive facial expressions than many movie stars.
Assam Macaque Facts
- Eating everything from fruits to 55 types of flowers, leaves, seeds, and bark, these macaque monkeys adapt their diet to suit their habitat.
- Like other macaque species, Assam macaques have cheek pouches that they use to store food later, allowing them to fit much more in their mouths than they can eat at a time.
- These Assam monkeys are mainly arboreal and spend most of their time in trees, but can also walk on the ground on all fours (four-legged) if necessary.
- All macaques are matrilineal, meaning the hierarchy is premised on a female-determined family structure that exists through generations.
- Like all macaques, the Assam macaque has various call types. They have vocal calls identified within-species, out-of-species, when babies are weaned, and when angry, playful, or in a rainbow of emotions.
Suggested Reading: Types of Monkeys In The Rainforest
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