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Toque Macaques

Facts for Prelims (FFP)

Source: TOI


Context: Sri Lanka is planning to export 1,00,000 toque macaques to China.


About Toque Macaques

The toque macaque is endemic to Sri Lanka and classified as Endangered (IUCN). It is reddish-brown-coloured. The most characteristic feature is the toque-like swirl of hair on its head top.