|[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.|
By Joshua Seinfeld
Species: Macaca mulatta
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)
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.
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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