Celebes macaque

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Celebes Macaque

Distinguishing Characteristics

Celebes black macaques are all black, with a short tail, long hair that forms a pointed crest on the head, and high bony cheek ridges.

Physical Characteristics

Head and body length
- Male: 445-550mm (17.5-21.7in)
- Female: 520-570mm (20.5-22.4in)
Weight: NA


Sulawesi (Indonesia)

Primary and secondary tropical forest


Fruit, bud, sprouts, and insects, including caterpillars. These macaques use 120 plant species.


Diurnal, arboreal, and terrestrtial. Black macaques show less agonistic behavior (3.6 agonistic interactions/hour) than stump-tailed macaques. During aggressive encounters, biting is rare and not performed by adult males. In a captive study, coalitions were rarely observed. Females have a mutual embrace in which they meet head to tail and sniff each other's genitals like dogs.