Assamese macaque, Assam macaque, Himalayan macaque, hill monkey
Like most macaques, this species is highly social.
The lifespan of the Assamese macaque is unknown.
Body length: 50-73cm, Tail length: 19-38cm, Weight: Male 10-14.5kg, Female 8-12kg.
Assamese macaques have a yellowish to dark brown coat. The face is hairless and the skin is red in adults.
They inhabit Nepal to Vietnam and Southern China.
They prefer mountain, evergreen, bamboo and deciduous dry forest at 300-3500m.
Assamese macaques feed on fruits, leaves, invertebrates and cereals.
This species lives in multi-male, multi-female groups of 10-50 individuals. They are diurnal, and spend time on the ground and in the trees.
After a gestation period of 165 days, females give birth to one young, which weighs about 400g at birth.
Assamese macaques are classified as Vulnerable by the 2000 IUCN Red List.