Tibetan stump-tailed macaque, Tibetan macaque, Pire David's macaque, short-tailed Tibetan macaque
Dominant male Tibetan stump-tailed macaques are reported to have a favourite infant, which they groom. Subordinate males recognise this and carry the favourite infant to the dominant males in order to appease them.
Tibetan stump-tailed macaques live for over 20 years.
Body length: 60cm, Tail length: 5-7.5cm, Weight: Male 12kg.
Tibetan stump-tailed macaque have long, dense, grey/brown fur, with whiskers and a beard that are lighter than the top of the head. The infants have black and silver fur, which changes to yellow at the age of two.
These macaques live in China.
They inhabit subtropical evergreen forest to mixed deciduous temperate forest at 800-2000m.
They feed on fruits, leaves, invertebrates and cereals.
Tibetan stump-tailed macaques live in multi-male, multi-female groups. They are active during the day and spend most of their time on the ground.
After a gestation period of 165 days, females give birth to one young, which weigh about 400g at birth.
Tibetan stump-tailed macaques are listed as Lower Risk by the IUCN Red List.