Published on: February 10, 2022

WHITE CHEEKED MACAQUE

WHITE CHEEKED MACAQUE

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Scientists from the Zoological Survey of India (ZSI) have found a new mammal species in the country — the White Cheeked Macaque.

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First discovered in China in 2015

WHERE IN INDIA – Anjaw district in central Arunachal Pradesh.

FEATURES –  

  • Distinct white cheeks
  • Long and thick hair on the neck
  • Longer tail than other Macaque species

OTHER INFO

  • Last mammal to have been discovered in Southeast Asia.
  • Exist in biodiversity hotspot of eastern Himalayas.
  • Species is threatened and requires immediate attention and protection