Living in large troops, macaques learn and share information with each other, such as which foods are good to eat.Macaques often groom each other to strengthen their social bonds.Once they reach maturity, males will move from troop to troop, while females stay in the same troop their entire lives.
- Pronunciation: muh-KAK
- Height: 2 to 4 ft
- Weight: 15 to 30 lbs
- Lifespan: More than 30 yrs
- Habitat: Forest, mountains, and highlands
- Diet: Fruit, insects, leaves, crops and small animals
- Risk Status: Species at Risk (U.S. Endangered Species List—Threatened)