Published on: February 10, 2022
WHITE CHEEKED MACAQUE
Scientists from the Zoological Survey of India (ZSI) have found a new mammal species in the country — the White Cheeked Macaque.
First discovered in China in 2015
WHERE IN INDIA – Anjaw district in central Arunachal Pradesh.
- Distinct white cheeks
- Long and thick hair on the neck
- Longer tail than other Macaque species
- 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