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bonnet macaque family The bonnet macaque also known as zati (Macaca radiata) is a macaque endemic to southern India.<br />
In this picture one can observe kid -fear. Mother- caring . Father - protection. father monkey injured and also-handicapped. Hand injured. Bonnet macaque,Geotagged,India,Macaca radiata,Winter Click/tap to enlarge Promoted

bonnet macaque family

The bonnet macaque also known as zati (Macaca radiata) is a macaque endemic to southern India.
In this picture one can observe kid -fear. Mother- caring . Father - protection. father monkey injured and also-handicapped. Hand injured.

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  1. Absolutely stunning shot! Posted one year ago
    1. thanks a lot Posted one year ago
  2. From today's Facebook post:

    We love this portrait of a Bonnet Macaque (Macaca radiata) family! Bonnet macaques are endemic to southern India where they live in wet forests, although they are frequently spotted in urban environments to the delight of the tourists who feed them. In the wild, they eat fruit, nuts, and seeds; they are also known to raid crops, trash, and food from houses.

    The Bonnet Macaque is very social. They communicate with gestures and facial expressions, take part in social grooming, and have a hierarchy where low-ranking macaques submit to the high-ranking individuals. Their social groups usually consist of numerous related females and unrelated males—the females remain in their birth groups, but males leave to join other groups. High-ranking males get first access and choice of breeding females, which often results in fights between males trying to obtain a more dominant position in the mating scheme.

    Parental care of infants is a crucial behavior that both males and females participate in. The mother-infant bond is a resilient one that is crucial to early development. During this time, the mother provides the majority of protection as she keeps her baby safe in her arms and will willingly sacrifice her own safety for that of her infant. As for the fathers, they are regularly seen playing with juveniles and also watch over them while they are sleeping. In fact, the entire community helps rear the young and works cooperatively in daily life. These actions demonstrate their reliance on and devotion to each other. Their bond gives them strength. {Spotted in India by JungleDragon user, Dr Harsha Vardhan Reddy} #JungleDragon
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    1. Thanks a lot Christine Young Posted one year ago
      1. You're welcome :) Posted one year ago

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The bonnet macaque is a macaque endemic to southern India. Its distribution is limited by the Indian Ocean on three sides and the Godavari and Tapti Rivers along with a related competing species of rhesus macaque in the north. Land use changes in last few decades have resulted in changes in its distribution boundaries with the rhesus macaque, raising concern for its status in the wild.

This Old World monkey is a diurnal animal.
It is 35–60 cm long plus a tail of 35–68 cm... more

Similar species: Primates
Species identified by Dr Harsha Vardhan Reddy
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Uploaded Feb 24, 2019. Captured Dec 23, 2018 07:21 in Unnamed Road, Podaralla Palli, Andhra Pradesh 515154, India.
  • Canon EOS 6D Mark II
  • f/6.3
  • 1/800s
  • ISO100
  • 600mm