Tibetan macaque, scientific name Macaca thibetana, also known as Chinese stump-
Tibetan macaque species lives in subtropical forests (from evergreen to mixed leaves) at an altitude of 5 to 2,5 meters (2,660 to 1,24 feet) above sea level.
The Tibetan macaque is the largest species of macaque and one of the largest monkeys in Asia. Only large species of proboscis monkeys and gray langurs can match their size in Asian monkeys.
Males are larger sexes, usually weighing 13 to 19.5 kg (29 to 43 pounds) and 61 to 71 cm (24 to 28 in) in length, with a maximum recorded weight of 30 kg (l 66 pounds).
Women, by contrast, weigh 9 to 13 kg (20 to 29 pounds) and measure 49 to 63 cm (19 to 25 in) tall. As the stump-like tail adds only 4 to 14 centimeters (1.6 to 5.5 inches), women have a fairly short tail.
The fur of the Tibetan macaque is the breed’s cool environments long, dense, and perfect for the gray color of the under-parts from the cream-buffs on the back.
Some adults have a dark brown to the back, while others are mainly yellowish-brown in sandy color.
They have a prominent, pale-buff beard and long whiskers but have hairless faces.
The face of the Tibetan macaque is pale pink in males but the female is more transparent, reddish-pink. Children have silver and black wool that change to adult color when they are two years old.
Tibetan macaques live in mixed-sex groups. In their complex social system, women remain in their natal group for a lifetime, but males are dispersed shortly after their adolescence (around 8 years of age).
Macaque societies are classified, high-level men have better access to resources like food and sexually-acceptable women. Alpha males usually dominate this group as they mature older, stronger and younger.
As age increases, men gradually lose their social standing and are often challenged to dominate other men. These national conflicts are often quite violent, and men can kill each other in battle.
A study of Tibetan macaques in China’s Mount Emei and Huangshan Mountains found that the average duration of alpha males lasted only one year.
As the size of the forces becomes larger (in the 40 to 50 range) and competition over increasingly expanding companies increases, some individuals (men, women, and adolescents) form a new, smaller group called the ‘Fishing’ division.
Familiar, and go to a different home range. Usually, this is the lowest-ranking person split from the parent group.
Females are first born at about age five. A single baby is born in each pregnancy for up to six months during the gestation period. Most babies are born in January and February.
The young macaques are nursing for one year and may continue for longer if the female does not give birth again the next year. Men in the group may also be involved in all pending care.
This species spends most of its time on the ground, where it burns for leaves, fruits, grasses and, to a lesser extent, flowers, seeds, roots, and insects. When available, bamboo shoots, fruits, and leaves are especially preferred.
This species has been classified as threatened by IUCN and is listed in the second Appendix to the CITES list.
Its main threat is all human-related. In fact, because they are closely tied to the forest, they are susceptible to habitat destruction.
They are sometimes poisoned by herbs and pesticides when consumed and can infect people with infectious diseases. Using macaque meat and fur can lead to illegal poaching.
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