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59) The Celebes black macaque lives on islands in the South Pacific. They were once known as the Celebes black ape, because they have almost no tail, but they are a close relative of all the other macaque species, not an ape. This species is highly endangered in the wild due to loss of its habitat. Closeup of a dark colored mother and child.
Notes: Closeup of a dark colored mother and child.
Scientific name: Macaca nigra
Celebes -- SELL-eh-bees
Member of the cheek pouch monkey group
All the macaque species are closely related, despite the differences in color and tail length.
Photo © by: Robert Horwich and Howlers Forever

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