Macaques crowd road in N. China's Taihang Mountains
By Hu Chao, Wang Gang
More than 300 macaques enjoyed a sunny day in the Taihang Mountains in north China's Shanxi Province. They have been living in the Shanliquan scenic spot in the Qinhe canyon, neighboring central China’s Henan Province.
Taihang macaques, under second-class state protection in China, like to live together and sleep on steep cliffs. The smart animal has long hair and a short tail and is good at imitation. Male macaques fight to be the king of their group once a year. Experts say the Taihang macaque is the most evolved of its kind.