This species of monkey is featured on National Geographic documentaries as the species which raids human households for easy food. This is true for most of the population groups living near human habitation. But there are still last remaining groups which live inside of the forests, and they are scared of humans to death. For people who never have encountered them in the wild would find it very hard to believe.
The Rhesus macaque , also called the Rhesus monkey, is one of the best-known species of Old World monkeys. It is listed as Least Concern in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species in view of its wide distribution, presumed large population, and its tolerance of a broad range of habitats.