As their name suggest, these macaques appear to be wearing a hat, due to the peculiar lay of their fur.
Bonnet macaques have a lifespan of over 30 years.
Body length: 35-60cm, Tail length: 35-68cm, Weight: Male 5.5-9kg, Female 3.5-4.5kg.
Bonnet macaques have a well-formed cap-like whorl of hair radiating outward from the centre of the head. They have a dusky brown to golden yellow body, black ears and black lower lip. The female's face is red.
They live in India.
Bonnet macaques inhabit wet lowland to dry deciduous forest up to 2134m.
Bonnet macaques feed on fruits, nuts, seeds, flowers, invertebrates and cereals.
They live in multi-male, multi-female groups with up to 12 males and 15 females. This species defends territories and moves as a cohesive group through the forest. Bonnet macaques often sleep in fig trees near human settlements, as well as tall trees with dense foliage. They are diurnal, and spend their time in the trees and on the ground.
After a gestation period of 165 days, females give birth to one young, which weighs about 400g at birth.
Bonnet macaques are fairly abundant, and are not considered to be endangered.