Macaque
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British pronunciation/mˈækæk/
American pronunciation/mˈækæk/
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a type of monkey that belongs to the Old World monkey family, characterized by their long tails, cheek pouches

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What is a "macaque"?

Macaques are a group of primates belonging to the Old World monkey family, known for their distinctive characteristics such as long tails, cheek pouches, and a wide geographical distribution across Asia, Africa, and Europe. They come in various sizes and exhibit diverse behaviors, including arboreal and terrestrial habits, and a wide-ranging diet that can include fruits, seeds, insects, and even small vertebrates. Macaques are highly adaptable and are found in a variety of habitats, from tropical rainforests to mountainous regions, and they often display complex social structures and behaviors. They are known for their intelligence and resourcefulness, making them a fascinating and diverse group of primates.

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