suluwesi crested macaque


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  • Location: Paignton Zoo, Totnes Road, Paignton, Devon
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  • Info: Live streaming webcam featuring Suluwesi crested macaques at the Paignton Zoo in Devon. The Suluwesi Crested Macaque is also known as the Celebes crested macaque, or the black ape. It is native to Indonesia with the largest population in the Tangkoko reserve located on the Island of Suluwesi.

  • More Info: Their name is derived from a tuft of sticking up hair on the crown of the head. Except for their distinctive pink rump and hairless face, the rest of the body is covered with smooth black hair. They are mostly terrestrial spending the greater part of the day on the ground and foraging for food. Seventy percent of the diet consists of fruit and for this reason they are important disperses of fruit seeds. If fruit becomes scarce, they may also eat insects, shoots, young leaves, and the stems of flowering plants. Food not eaten immediately is sometimes stored in their cheek pouches to be eaten later. Suluwesi crested macaques live in large groups of 50 and upwards. Females give birth to a single offspring every 18 months, usually in springtime when food is most plentiful.