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Indian Stump Tailed Macaques are known scientifically as Macaca arctoides. Check out the Bear Macaque of India.

Stump Tailed Macaque

Indian Stump-tailed macaque, also known as Bear macaque, is known by the scientific name of Macaca arctoides. It can reach upto a length of 70 cm, at the maximum, excluding the tail that may grow upto 8 cm in length. Indian Stump-tailed macaques weigh 6 to 13 kg and may live as long as 30 years.

Physical Traits
Bear macaque of India has a strong and muscular body. Its coat is covered with fur, which is dark brown in color. The tail of a Stump-tailed macaque is short and hairless. Even the face is devoid of any hair and is mottled with varying amounts of black and red skin. The young ones are born with red fur and as they grow, their fur starts turning into brown.

Natural Habitat
The natural habitat of Stump-tailed macaques consists of lowland forests, monsoon forests, dry forests and mountain forests of India, which are upto 2000 m in altitude. They mainly inhabit Southern China and Southeast Asia, comprising of China, India, Myanmar, Bangladesh, Malaysia and Thailand.

Indian Stump Tailed Macaque Bear macaque of India mainly survives on a diet of fruits, leaves and invertebrates.

Stump-tailed macaques are gregarious primates, living in multi-male, multi-female groups. The groups follow strong matrilineal hierarchies, with the average group size comprising of 20 to 50 members. They are mainly diurnal creatures, which spend their time in trees as well as on the ground.

Mating Behavior
The gestation period of Stump-tailed macaque is between 166 days and 185 days, after which a single young one is born.

Stump-tailed macaques are listed as Vulnerable by the IUCN.

Facts about Stump Tailed Macaque

Kingdom: Animalia
Scientific Name: Macaca arctoides
Class: Mammalia
Order: Primates
Family: Cercopithecidae
Genus: Macaca
Species: M. arctoides
Length: 38 cm to 70 cm
Tail Length: 1.5 cm to 8 cm
Weight: Male - 10 kg
Female - 6 kg to 13 kg
Average Lifespan: 30 kg
Status: Vulnerable
Diet: Fruits, leaves and invertebrates
Gestation Period: 166 days to 185 days
Number of Offspring: One