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Celebes Ape
Celebes Ape
Mammal. Confused with apes because of their small nub of a tail, celebes apes are really monkeys. Living and traveling in groups of 5 to 50 individuals, they spend a lot of time in trees eating fruit. Very social and smart, group members will hug, groom each other, and smack their lips in greeting. Females stay with their birth group while males seek out other groups. Males are larger, weighing 9-16 kg (20-35 lb) while females weigh 6-11 kg (13-24 lb). Both reach about 51-56 cm (20-22 in) in height. They spend half the day foraging. The males move and rest more, but the females eat and socialize more.
Scientific Name Lifespan
Macaca nigra 20 to 40 years
Omnivore. Preferring fruit, they will also eat flowers, eggs, berries, grains, insects, and small animals.
Predators and Threats
Humans and possibly pythons.
Moist, tropical Indonesian islands rich with animal and plant life. Most can be found in protected areas.