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Southwest India

Lion-tailed Macaque

This primate rarely leaves the trees and gets the water it needs by licking moisture that collects on leaves.

When foraging for food the lion-tailed macaque will gather food as fast as possible and stuff it into its cheek pouches. It can then retreat to a safe place to eat what it has gathered. The cheek pouches can hold the same amount of food as the stomach.

HABITATDense tropical forests
DIETFriut, leaves, twigs, seeds, eggs, and insects
LIFE Expectancy20 years

Fun Fact
A red kangaroo can leap over 20 feet long and 9 feet high.
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