Bonnet Monkey

Bonnet Monkey

Species: Macaca radiata
Common Name: Bonnet Monkey
Natural habitat: Southern India
Natural foods: Ripe fruits, leaves, insects, and cultivated crops (e.g. grain, rice, peanuts, squash, coconuts, and coffee beans. Group sizes range from 3 to 80 individuals. The bonnet macaque is a diurnal species
Life expectancy: Can live to 30 years in captivity
Other comments: Named for the thatch of long hair forming a cap, or “bonnet,” on the head. The bonnet monkey is grayish brown with a hairless pink face. It is about 35–60 cm (14–24 inches) long, excluding its long tail. This agile monkey sometimes raids gardens or stores of food. This species has cheek pouches to carry food in while it forages. The average body mass for this species ranges from 2.5 to 8kg.