Buffalo Zoo to say goodbye to endangered monkeys

Posted at 7:29 AM, Aug 01, 2016

A group of endangered monkeys is leaving the Buffalo Zoo in a move to to consolidate the endangered species.

The two male and four female Sulawesi crested macaques are set to depart Thursday. At the request of the destination zoo, the Buffalo Zoo is not releasing any more information until the troop has settled into its new home.

Best known for having red behinds and punk-rocker-like ridge of hair, Sulawesi crested macaques have lived at the Buffalo Zoo since the late 1960s.

Theirs is the most endangered of the seven macaque species that live on the island of Sulawesi in Indonesia. Although they have no major predators, they're hunted for their meat, which is considered a delicacy.