Lion-tailed macaques

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Macaca silenus 

The lion-tailed macaque is a very striking animal. Their coat is shiny and black, and their face is framed with an impressive mane of grey hair. The lion-tailed macaque got its name from its long, thin naked lion-like tail with a tuft of black fur at the end.

Rockhampton Zoo is part of a Species Management Plan for lion-tailed macaques and is home for Dana, Tina and Lhasa.

Distribution and habitat  Southwest India in evergreen forests in the Western Ghats ranges. 
Conservation status*  Endangered
Population  Less than 2,000 left in the world 
Diet  Leaves, fruits, flowers, nuts, roots, seeds, insects and even fungi

* Classified by IUCN

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