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2013-01-24 09:57:35

Since at least the 1970s, the population of critically endangered Sulawesi black macaques living in an Indonesian nature reserve has been dropping. But a new study by researchers at the University of Washington and in Indonesia shows that the population has stabilized over the past decade. The findings, published in the January issue of the American Journal of Primatology, are from the longest ongoing survey of Macaca nigra and are among the first evidence that the monkeys may be in better...

2006-08-23 11:04:12

By Patricia Wilson WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Bush has no reservations about raising money for a Republican senator under sharp criticism for calling a rival-campaign worker of Indian descent "macaca," the White House said on Wednesday. "With Sen. (George) Allen having made an apology ... it is in all of our best interests and as we work in politics and we work to improve the tone and the discourse, that when apologies are offered, they are accepted," spokeswoman Dana Perino...


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Southern Pig Tailed Macaque, Macaca nemestrina
2014-04-14 12:22:54

The Southern Pig-Tailed Macaque (Macaca nemestrina) is an Old World monkey of medium size. The species handle, nemestrina, is an adjective that is modified to agree in gender with the feminine generic name. It previously included the Northern Pig-Tailed, Pagai Island, and Siberut macaques as its subspecies. It can reach a weight of 5 to 15 kilograms in the large males. These monkeys are a buff-brownish color with a darker back and lighter lower parts of the body. Their common name is in...

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2007-01-01 15:36:02

The rhesus macaque (Macaca mulatta), often called the rhesus monkey, is one of the best-known species of Old World monkeys. It is a typical macaque, common throughout Afghanistan to northern India and southern China. Adult male rhesus macaques measure approximately 20.87 in (53 cm) on average and weigh an average of 16.98 lb (7.7 kg). Females are smaller, averaging 18.5 in (47 cm) long and 11.68 lb (5.3 kg) in weight. They are brown or grey in color and have pink faces that are typically...

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