JungleDragon is a nature and wildlife community for photographers, travellers and anyone who loves nature. We're genuine, free, ad-free and beautiful.


The Toque macaque - Macaca sinica A close-up from this funny species with amazing haircut :) Animalia,Cercopithecidae,Chordata,Geotagged,Macaca sinica,Macaque,Mammalia,Primates,Sri Lanka,Toque macaque Click/tap to enlarge

    comments (1)

  1. Hehe yes, they always look like they just came from a hairdresser :) Posted 5 years ago

Sign in or Join in order to comment.

The toque macaque (Macaca sinica) is a reddish-brown-coloured Old World monkey endemic to Sri Lanka, where it is locally known as the ''rilewa'' or ''rilawa'' (Sinhala රිළවා), (hence "rillow" in the Oxford English Dictionary). It is named for the toque-shaped whorl of hair on its head, rather like the bonnet of the related bonnet macaque.

Similar species: Primates
Species identified by Wendy
View Wendy's profile

By Wendy

All rights reserved
Uploaded Nov 3, 2015. Captured in Poson Mawatha, Mihintale, Sri Lanka.