crested macaque with open mouth
Macaques, like this cresstsed macaque, are found in Northern Africa and parts of Asia.
The Japanese macaque is also known as the snow monkey.
Every year or two the female will give birth to a single offspring after a gestation period lasting five to six months long.
The macaque's arms are nearly the same size as the legs, making it easier to climb in trees.
Macaques live in a variety of habitats, including tropical rainforests, mountains, and the Asian plains.
Female macaques reach sexual maturity after about three or four years.