Family of Macaque monkeys in the forest, breastfeeding their young one. The Macaques are the most widespread primate genus, ranging from Japan to Afghanistan and, in the case of the Barbary Macaque (Macaca Sylvanus), to North Africa and southern Europe. Twenty-two macaque species are currently recognized, including some of the monkeys best known to non-zoologists, such as the Rhesus Macaque (Macaca Mulatta), and the Barbary Macaque.
Although several species lack tails and their common names therefore refer to them as apes, these are true monkeys, with no greater relationship to the true apes than any other old world monkeys.
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