Bonnet Macaque 1

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Bonnet Macaque

Distinguishing Characteristics

Bonnet macaques have a grayish brown back and a well-defined circular cap. The tail is two-thirds the length of the body.

Physical Characteristics

Head and body length
- Male: 375-480mm (14.8-18.9in)
- Female: 450-590mm (17.7-23.2in)
- Male: 3.9-4.4kg (8.6-9.8lb)
- Female: 5.4-8.8kg (11.9-19.5lb)



Wet lowland to dry deciduous forest up to 2134m (7002ft). Bonnet macaques also live near urban areas and temples.


Fruit, 47-53$; seeds, leaves, flowers, and animal prey, including insects, lizards, and frogs. Bonnet macaques eat 39 plant species, as well as raid crops and eat what humans offer at temples.


Diurnal, arboreal, and terrestrtial. Bonnet macaques are good swimmers. They search the ground for insects and chase flying grasshoppers; adult males spend more time on the ground. These macaques sit in contact with others or huddle together when they rest.