Till death do us apart
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|Bonnet Macaque (Macaca radiata) seen in Kodaikanal, South India. |
The macaques (pronounced /məˈkæk/) constitute a genus (Macaca, /məˈkækə/) of Old World monkeys of the subfamily Cercopithecinae.
Aside from humans (genus Homo), the macaques are the most widespread primate genus, ranging from northern Africa to Japan. Twenty-two macaque species are currently recognised, and they include some of the monkeys best known to non-zoologists, such as the Rhesus Macaque (as the Rhesus Monkey), Macaca mulatta, and the Barbary Macaque (as the Barbary Ape), M. sylvanus, a colony of which lives on the Rock of Gibraltar. Although several species lack tails, and their common names therefore refer to them as apes, these are true monkeys, with no greater relationship to the true apes than any other Old World monkeys.
Several species of macaque are used extensively in animal testing.
In the late 1990s it was discovered that nearly all (about 90%) pet and captive macaques are carriers of the herpes-B virus. This virus is harmless to macaques, but infections of humans, while rare, are potentially fatal.
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Very meaningful, you're very lucky as being witness to this special moment. Congr.
very nice and intimate pic, TFS Ori
- [2008-08-26 2:16]
What a tender picture, really touching. Amazing picture of these two macaques. Thanks for it
Hello Subhrojyoti !
This is sucha lovely and tender picture - I love the pose of the two monkeys, cuddled up together and eyes closed. I also like the big parts of the tree that show up in your picture, great to see the natural environement. Howeve, the colors are a bit dark to my taste, so I made a little WS. I hope you don't mind !
Greetings from Fance,