Zoological name: There are many species of macaques such as the rhesus macaque
(Macaca mulatta), crab eating macaque (M. fascicularis), lion-tailed macaque (M.
silenus), bonnet macaque (M. radiata), Assamese macaque (M. assamensis) and pigtailed
Distribution: Macaques or monkeys occur in the whole of Asian region except the barbary macaque which is found in Africa. However, some are restricted to a limited geographical area. The lion-tailed macaque, for example, confined to the Western Ghats of India. The crab eating macaque is found in the Andaman and Nicobar islands. The pig-tailed macaque inhabits in forest of northeast India.
Physical feature: The body weight ranges from 3.5 to 18 kg. The physical features in general include powerful jaws, long upper canine teeth, presence of cheek pouches, well muscled long hindlegs in arboreal species, and long and dense silky fur.