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Macaca mulatta, rhesus macaque
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- M. mulatta (rhesus macaque) is a typical macaque, common throughout Afganistan, to northern India and southern China. Because it is often used for research, populations of these macaques are kept in captivity world wide.
Average ovarian cycle length is 26.6 +/- 4.4 days (Hartmann, 1932).
- Embryo Average gestation period is about 165 days (167 days (Silk et al., 1993).
- Post natal
- Neonate Until 1 month of age.
- Juvenile Until sexual maturity (4-5 years); juveniles are weaned at about 1 year of age.
- Adult Age of sexual maturity is about 2.5-4 years for females, and about 4.5-7 years for males; life span is up to 30 years in captivity.