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  • Rhesus monkey
  • Rhesus monkey
  • Rhesus monkey

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Female rhesus monkeys mate with several males to conceal the paternity. Consequently, the males provide for all young macaques, as these could be their own offspring. This reproduction strategy creates a competition with sperm among the males, which is reflected by their very large testicles.


Order: primates; family: Old World monkeys; genus: macaques


Fruits, buds, shoots, herbs, seeds, roots, leaves, crops, eggs, invertebrates and small animals


Dry evergreen forests, deciduous forests, shrublands, semi-deserts and mountainous regions up
to 4,000 meters; often also found in urban areas


Gestation period: 146–179 days, usually one offspring; suckling period: 7–10 months; sexual maturity
at 2.5–4.5 years; maximum age: over 31 years

Status according to Red List/ distribution area

Least concern (LC)

Status according to Red List:Least concern (LC)

IUCN web page

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