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Rhesus Macaque


Rhesus Macaque
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Copyright: Aamer Ahmed (Kheshkiwaal) Silver Note Writer [C: 0 W: 0 N: 21] (412)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2014-08-31
Categories: Mammals
Exposure: f/5.0, 1/100 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2015-09-21 1:01
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AS cities progress, their wildlife usually goes extinct. However, Islamabad is one city which has somehow preserved its wildlife and nature to a large extent while expanding constantly.

In fact it is the only city in the country which has struck a perfect balance between civilized progress and maintaining its wild side too!

Perhaps because the expansion and progress are relatively better organized and disciplined than elsewhere.
The most famous animals that are present on the Margalla Hills are the monkeys. Most people call them casually ‘wild monkeys’ but the people who breed and raise them, and earn a living from them, say these monkeys are a special specie called “Rhesus Macaque”.
Rhesus Macaque, also known as the rhesus monkey, is said to be one of the oldest and best species of monkeys and is native to southeast, south and central Asia. They are usually brown in color. The adult ones have a red face while the rest of the body is light brown.

This particular species of monkeys can live in a variety of habitats, including forested areas, mountainous terrains, grasslands, and even near human settlements. However, they are mostly found in mountainous regions, which is one of the reasons why they seem to enjoy the particular area of the Margalla Hills so much.


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