Booted macaque

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Booted macaque[1]
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Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Primates
Suborder: Haplorhini
Infraorder: Simiiformes
Family: Cercopithecidae
Genus: Macaca
M. ochreata
Binomial name
Macaca ochreata
(Ogilby, 1841)
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Booted macaque range

The booted macaque (Macaca ochreata) is a macaque of the Sulawesi Island, Indonesia. This Old World monkey is diurnal and spends most of the day in the trees. It is 50–59 cm long plus a tail of 35–40 cm.

The booted macaque feeds on figs, buds, invertebrates and cereals.

Two subspecies are recognized:[1]

Outside their native Indonesia booted macaques are found only at the Catoctin Wildlife Preserve and Zoo in Thurmont, Maryland. A family of booted macaques has resided there since the 1960s, and they are already into their fourth generation in captivity.


  1. ^ a b Groves, C.P. (2005). Wilson, D.E.; Reeder, D.M. (eds.). Mammal Species of the World: A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference (3rd ed.). Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press. p. 163. ISBN 0-801-88221-4. OCLC 62265494.
  2. ^ Supriatna, J. (2008). "Macaca ochreata". The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN. 2008: e.T12557A3357511. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2008.RLTS.T12557A3357511.en. Retrieved 11 January 2018.

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