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58) The most widely distributed group of monkeys are the macaques. Species of macaques are found all the way from North Africa and the island of Gibraltar to Japan. The Japanese macaque shown here is well-adapted to cold winters -- they live further north than any primate other than humans. They are omnivorous, eating all kinds of food from tree bark and insects, to new foods provided by humans, such as potatoes. Red faced mother monkey holds a young infant in a zoo enclosure.
Notes: Red faced mother monkey holds a young infant in a zoo enclosure.
Scientific name: Macaca fuscata
macaques -- ma-KACKS
Member of the cheek pouch monkey group
Photo © by: Nancy Staley

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