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Booted Macaque
Macaca ochreata
Information
Range Sulawesi Island, Indonesia.
Scientific Classification
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Mammalia
Order Primates
Family Cercopithecidae
Genus Macaca
Species Macaca ochreata
Conservation Status
VUSpecies
Vulnerable

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

Diet

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

Subspecies

Two subspecies are recognized:

Macaca ochreata ochreata
Muna-Buton Macaque (Macaca ochreata brunnescens)

Outside of 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.

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