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Endangered macaques leaving the Buffalo Zoo

After nearly 50 years,the Sulawesi crested macaque will no longer call the Buffalo Zoo home.

The Zoo’s current troop of the monkeys consists of two males and four females. The troop will move to another zoo in an effort to consolidate the remaining population of Sulawesi crested macaques in one location.

The Sulawesi crested macaque is an Old World Monkey, and the most endangered of the seven macaque species that live on the Island of Sulawesi in Indonesia. While no natural predator exists for the monkeys, they are hunted by humans for meat, and are losing their habitats due to farming and expansion.

Visitors to the zoo can see the animals in the Vanishing South Exhibit through Aug. 3.

Information on where the macaques are relocating will not be released until they are settled into their new home, according to the zoo.

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