Monkey University

Have fun exploring our monkey resources page! We hope you learn something new and get inspired to help save these amazing animals.

Note – this section of our website is under construction, but in the meantime, you can learn more about the Crested Black Macaques, it is the monkey featured on our “About Us” page and they are known as some of the most affectionate monkeys on the planet. Sadly, they are also Critically Endangered.

Crested Black Macaque

Regions: Indonesia

Status: Critically Endangered

Crested macaques are close to extinction as their population has decreased by more than 75% in the last 30 years. They are now one of the 25 world’s most endangered primates and will go extinct by 2050 if no change is made. Wild crested macaques suffer from habitat destruction and poaching for meat due to lack of public awareness and law enforcement. (Source: The Macaca Nigra Project)

Other names: black ape, Celebes crested macaque, Celebes ape, Celebes macaque, crested black macaque, Sulawesi crested black macaque, Sulawesi macaque; cynopithèque nègre or macaque des célèbes (French); macaca negra (Spanish); celebesmakak, svart sulawesimakak, or svartapa (Swedish) (Source: Primate InfoNet)

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About the IUCN Red List

The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™ is the world’s most comprehensive inventory of the global conservation status of plant and animal species. It uses a set of quantitative criteria to evaluate the extinction risk of thousands of species. These criteria are relevant to most species and all regions of the world. With its strong scientific base, The IUCN Red List is recognized as the most authoritative guide to the status of biological diversity.