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The Green Keeper

The Green Keeper
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Copyright: Beatrix Eugene Lotter Moolman (Bee-Eug) (40)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-04-20
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Canon350D, Sigma 70-300 4-5.6 APO DG MACRO, Kenko UV 58mm
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/320 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-07-17 5:21
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[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I was on a relaxing golf weekend "getaway" to Kathmandu in Nepal. On numerous occasions we encountered the monkeys and we found this one sitting next to the green oblivious of all the balls flying around him, I guess he've seen to many bad golfers in his hey days. The scars on his ears and face and his stump of a tail tells of many a fight he must have had.Your comments are welcome.

Macaca mulatta
(rhesus monkey)
By Joshua Seinfeld
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Primates
Suborder: Haplorrhini
Family: Cercopithecidae
Subfamily: Cercopithecinae
Genus: Macaca
Species: Macaca mulatta
Geographic Range
Populations of rhesus monkeys (Macaca mulatta) are most commonly found in western Afghanistan, through India to northern Thailand. This species was abundant historically in southern China and Tibet, but humans have caused drastic decline of populations in these areas over the last sixty years
3000 m (high)
(9840 ft)
Macaca mulatta lives in a wide range of habitats, and shows a great deal of adaptability. Some populations live in flatlands, while others, in northern India and Pakistan, live in the Himalayas at elevations up to 3,000 m. These primates are able to aclimate to a variety of climatic extremes, from the hot, dry temperatures found in deserts, to cold winter temperatures which fall to well below the freezing point.
Physical Description
4 to 12 kg
(8.8 to 26.4 lbs)
45 to 64 cm
(17.72 to 25.2 in)
These smallish monkeys have grizzled-brown fur dorsally, with the fur on the ventrum being slightly lighter in color. The hair is short on the head. The face and buttocks of adults are red.
Rhesus monkeys can live up to 30 years.

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