Meet these cute monkeys


Meet the Crested Black Macaques – they can be found on the island of Sulawesi in Indonesia and are considered to be critically endangered. They are 1 of 7 Macaque species that face the challenges of illegal logging in the area. Because they are known to devastate crops and fields, these monkeys are considered pests are still being hunted down and slaughtered despite their status as an endangered species and are even considered a delicacy by locals.


Mothers do most of the parenting and give birth roughly every 20 months. Even though the baby monkeys have the freedom to play and roam around they typically do not move far away from their mothers.


Their habitat is being compromised every day and they become increasingly at risk for rapid decline. They reproduce slowly and have a gradually declining environment, but researchers and conservationists believe they can be saved with a little bit of help.


If everyone saw the beauty and value of these creatures the decline of their species may be slowed or halted altogether.

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