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Macaca

(mă-kah'kă),
A large genus of Old World monkeys (family Cercopithecidae) that includes the macaque and rhesus monkeys, and the Barbary apes. Macaca mulatta, the rhesus monkey, is used as a research animal.
[Pg. macaco, monkey]

macaque

(mə-kăk′, -käk′)
n.
Any of a diverse group of monkeys of the genus Macaca of Asia, Gibraltar, and northern Africa, and including the Barbary ape and the rhesus monkey.

macaque

members of the genus Macaca, of the family Cercopithecoidae, the Old World monkeys. There are a large number of species including the rhesus and bonnet monkeys and the Barbary ape. They are thick-set monkeys, which are able to withstand the cold and often live above the snowline. Includes rhesus monkey (M. mulatta), Celebes macaque (Cynopethicus niger), pig-tailed macaque (M. nemestrina), Barbary ape (M. inua), M. arctoides, M. fascicularis, M. nigra, M. silensus.
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In response to the incident, Dublin Zoo repaired the macaque house that had been damaged by Storm Ophelia, as well as shortening the climbing frame that was used to escape.
No human deaths have been reported from contracting McHV-1 from free-ranging macaques, suggesting the risk for transmission from these animals is low.
Lion-tailed macaques prefer to live in the upper branches of trees in tropical rainforest but Dundee has proved to be a comfortable alternative for the Camperdown troop.
In January 2015, twelve of the 18 Tonkean macaques housed in an enclosure located in the northern part of the natural reserve died within a 3-week period.
When both groups of macaques were 200 days old, the researchers used functional MRI to look at brain images measuring the presence of facial recognition patches and other specialized areas, such as those responsible for recognizing hands, objects, scenes and bodies.
And while ex- ports of macaques fell between 2014 and 2015, the business is set to grow as new breeding farms are being set up on the island.
Best known for its viral self-portrait, the crested black macaque is also a part of the local indigenous community's diet.
The demand for macaques from foreign laboratories was there but we still had to establish the breeding norms as there were none at that time," says Mary-Ann Griffiths.
The importance of testosterone in regulating some aspects of male reproductive physiology has been widely documented in several primate taxa, for example, rhesus macaques (Macaca mulatta) (Wallen, 2001; Jahan et al.
It was unknown what kind of primate the creature was but Philippine long tailed macaques (scientific name: Macaca Philippinensis) are known to abound in most parts of the country including highland areas like Baguio City.
The new study, published July 25 in Scientific Reports by Kobinger and a different group of collaborators, found no evidence that sick macaques could give the virus to healthy monkeys through airborne particles.
Macaques play an essential ecological role in disseminating tree seeds, delivering precious little bundles of plant-life within free wads of fertilizer.