Lion-tailed Macaque

Macaca silenus

Unlike other macaques that live around towns, lion-tailed macaques are shy and do not leave the forest even to cross farms. The spread of teak, coffee and tea plantations not only reduces the amount of forest, it separates macaque groups and makes it more difficult to find mates.

Fact File

Species @ Risk Image
pronunciationPronunciation: muh-KAK
where to see themWhere to see them: Jungle Trails
lengthLength: 1.5 to 2 ft
weightWeight: 13.5 to 19.6 lbs
lifespanLifespan: More than 30 yrs
habitatHabitat: Rainforest
dietDiet: Leaves, nuts, fruits, and small animals
exclamationRisk Status: Species at Risk (IUCN—Endangered)