Rhesus macaque (Macaca mulatta ) are
least concern by IUCN and most famous monkeys of Rajaji National
Park & India , Rhesus Macaque has total body weight of 7 to 10 kgs
and maximum height 50 centimeters , There food is plants and
insects, Rhesus macaque live in jungle and open woodland .|
Total lifespan of Rhesus Macaque is 12 to 15 years , These monkeys
live in highly organized groups and almost a hundred individuals
coexist under the leadership of a dominant male , very large groups
are divided in smaller subgroups under leadership of a male.
There is a clear cut social order within the group female monkeys
are quite tolerant of each other with grooming as a major activity.
There are plenty of monkeys found in India & Uttarakhand but Rhesus
monkeys are the best known monkey ( Red Face Monkey ) in india and
lives in a variety of habitate from mountains to mangroove forests .
Bodybuilt of the Rhesus monkey is quite thick and its crown radiate
backword from the forehead and with neat centre parting from the
bonnet macaque. The fur of these monkeys is olive brown with orange
red fur on its loins and rump .
Rhesus macaque monkeys are the common monkeys of northern India and
found every where in towns and villages , cities , These monkeys are
quite habitual of human presence and never bothered about it ,
It is a delight to watch to these monkeys as it has characteristic
cheek pouch to store food in it , It can not consume food
monkey lives in diversity as in deserts , forests, mangroves and are
able to make home on trees ,grounds or on rooftops .