Junglee Resort Rajaji National Park
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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 immediately .

Rhesus macaque monkey lives in diversity as in deserts , forests, mangroves and are able to make home on trees ,grounds or on rooftops .




Rhesus macaque in Rajaji National Park

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