Sulawesi Crested Macaque Macaca nigra

Sulawesi Crested Macaque
Sulawesi Crested Macaque
The Sulawesi Crested Macaque, also known as the Black Crested Macaque (and formerly the Celebes Crested Macaque), is native to the Indonesian islands of Sulawesi and Pulau Bacan. Despite their lack of tails (only a stub tail), macaques are monkeys rather than apes.
Sulawesi Crested Macaque handshake A handshake is not a normal greeting for a macaque.
Sulawesi Crested Macaque Clenched teeth mean friendship but yawning is a threat.
Sulawesi Crested Macaque The crest/quiff -- raised when excited.
Sulawesi Crested Macaque mother with baby
Sulawesi Crested Macaque mother with baby
Sulawesi Crested Macaque with baby
The baby clings on underneath its mother as she walks.
Sulawesi Crested Macaque
Sulawesi Crested Macaque
Three hands! They are adept with hands and feet.
Sulawesi Crested Macaque
"Hold on a minute."
Sulawesi Crested Macaque
Sulawesi Crested Macaque
Sulawesi Crested Macaque in flowers
They live in small groups in rain forest but are mainly terrestrial rather than arboreal. Their survival is threatened by habitat loss and the growing "bush meat" trade.