Lion-Tailed Macaque


Fine art illustration of a Lion-Tailed Macaque. The print is hand-signed by the artist and is guaranteed to arrive in perfect condition. The reproduction of this original pen and ink drawing is done on high quality acid-free archival paper. Call 1 800-913-7906 for more information or to order by phone. Click here for shipping info.

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Lion-Tailed Macaque
Lion-Tailed Macaque line art illustration (click image to enlarge)
Lion-Tailed Macaque
Lion-Tailed Macaque full color illustration (click image to enlarge)

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Lion-Tailed Macaque Art Print

  • Signed & numbered limited edition
  • Printed on acid-free archival paper
  • Available in 8"x10" or 11"x14"
  • Choose either B&W or Color
  • Affordable quality wildlife artwork
  • Item ships within 1-2 days

A high res digital version of this image may be purchased and downloaded. The artwork may also be licensed for commercial use such as advertising, packaging, displays and other printed materials.

  • Class: Mammalia
  • Order: Primates
  • Family: Cercopithecidae
  • Genus: Macaca
  • Species: M. silenus

Artist's notes:

The Lion-Tailed Macaque was completed in the summer/fall of 2015. When putting together a collection of animal native to India, I wanted to select a primate that was disctinctive and emblamatic. I had never drawn a macaque, but knew a little about them. As usual, I struggled with the dark fur but I think the drawing works pretty well. The drawing is based on a photo by Roger Sargeant and was used with permission.

Information about the Lion-Tailed Macaque:

The Lion-Tailed Macaque - also called the Wanderoo, is an Old World monkey native to the rainforests of the Western Ghats in South India. It spends majority of its life in the upper canopy of tropical forests. Unlike other macaques, it tends to avoids humans. In group behavior, it is much like other macaques; it lives in hierarchical groups of usually 10 to 20 animals, which consist of few males and many females. It is a territorial animal, defending its area first with loud cries towards the invading troops. Lion-tailed macaque behaviour is characterized by typical patterns such as arboreal living, selectively feeding on a large variety of fruit trees, large interindividual spaces while foraging, and time budgets with high proportion of time devoted to exploration and feeding. It primarily eats indigenous fruits, leaves, buds, insects and small vertebrates in virgin forest, but can adapt to rapid environmental change in areas of massive selective logging through behavioural modifications and broadening of food choices to include fruits, seeds, shoots, pith, flowers, cones, mesocarp, and other parts of many nonindigenous and pioneer plants. Due to habitat loss there are estimated to be only a few thousand in the wild.

Lion-Tailed Macaque Decal

Lion-Tailed Macaque decal
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  • Available in sizes from 6" up to 60"
  • Made of tough, tear resistant, silk-like cloth
  • Re-usable and repositionable
  • Will not leave a mark or damage walls

Lion-Tailed Macaque Art T-Shirt $29.95

Lion-Tailed Macaque art t-shirt
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  • 100% cotton
  • Hanes Authentic
  • Preshrunk and durable

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