Latin name: Macaca fuscata
A Cold Dweller!
- It is the world's most northerly primate! In winter, its thicker fur allows it to brave colds as low as -20 degrees Celsius!
- Although it may sometimes bite into eggs, crayfish, snails and insects, it prefers fruit, berries and nuts.
- It is the most studied species in the world (over 50 years of data). Scientists were able to observe the transmission of a behavior that of washing pieces of seet potatoes that the researchers would throw on the beach in order to to draw them out of the forest.
- They live in matrilineal groups, meaning that the hierarchy is established between the females around a dominant female. The males gravitate around it and their hierarchic system is much more subject to changes.
- Although the populations are stable in the wild, the species could be vulnerable to deforestation, notably for road building.