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Formosan Macaque - mother and baby
Mark Bruce

Formosan Macaque - mother and baby (Macaca cyclopis)

Formosan Macaque (5-12kg).

This mother is a member of a troop that frequents the Tatachia area of Yushan National Park. Tatachia is at an altitude of 2600m. I've seen this troop at Tatachia in both summer and winter. Tatachia can get quite cold in winter and ice and snow are common.

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. The Formosan Macaque is endemic to Taiwan and the only monkey found on Taiwan.
Habitat
Wooded areas and forests up to 3000m
Location
Tatachia, Yushan National Park, Taiwan
Date taken
2008-3-23
Scientific name
Macaca cyclopis
Equipment used
Sony DSC H5, Sony 1.7x con

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Wild Mammals
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