The lion-tailed macaque is one of the smallest of the 15 species of macaques, with males weighing approximately 11 to 22 pounds. and females, from 7 to 13 pounds. They’re known for their lion-like manes and tails. Lion-tailed macaques are found in the evergreen and hill forests of the southwestern peninsular India and western Ghats mountains.
Lion-tailed macaques are listed as endangered. This is the most serious endangered macaque and one of the most critically endangered mammals in the world. The reproduction rate is very low and they are unable to adapt to human encroachment.