bonnet monkey

bonnet monkey


Bonnet monkey (Macaca radiata).—Warren Garst/Tom Stack & Associates

Agile Indian macaque (Macaca radiata) named for the thatch of long hair forming a cap, or “bonnet,” on the crown. It is grayish brown and has a hairless pink face. It is 14–24 in. (35–60 cm) long, excluding its 20–28-in. (50–70-cm) tail, and weighs 7–20 lbs (3–9 kg). It sometimes raids gardens or stores of food.

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