What they look like
The crested black macaque is completely black aside from a pink, fleshy rump which for the males is heart-shaped – although no more attractive for it. They have distinctive long faces that accommodate a long slender nose and charismatic marmalade coloured eyes which are close set beneath a heavy protruding brow. Their black fur comes to a Mohawk-like crest at the top of the head earning them their name.
They are often referred to as apes because of their extremely short tails. Flipped lips and clenched teeth shows friendship or play while yawning is a threat display. If the crest of the macaque is raised, it means that it is excited.
What they eat
Fruits, seeds, leaves, insects, birds, lizards and frogs
Forest, mangroves and areas of agriculture
Where they live
Sulawesi and Pulau Bacan, Indonesia
Habitat destruction and fragmentation and hunting for food and the pet trade