Crested macaque
(Macaca nigra)


Crested macaques can be found in lowland and montane primary and secondary forests of Sulawesi and other Indonesian islands. This diurnal species is mainly terrestrial and lives in multi-male multi-female groups of 20 to 100 individuals. They have a promiscuous mating system with male dispersal. In general, crested macaques have a frugivorous diet, however, occasionally they also feed on leaves, fungus, flowers, bird eggs, birds and small vertebrates. Due to habitat destruction and hunting pressures, this species is threatened by extinction and enlisted as “critically endangered” (IUCN Red List 2016). Macaca nigra