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Rhesus macaque


Urist likes rhesus macaques for their mischief.


Rhesus macaque


· Steals food · Steals items

Tamed Attributes
Pet value 50

· Exotic pet · Breeding

Not trainable 

Birth: 500 cm3
Mid: 2,500 cm3
Max: 5,000 cm3

Adult at: 3
Max age: 30-40
Butchering returns

Food items

Meat 6
Fat 6
Intestines 1

Raw materials

Bones 4
Skull 1
Skin Raw hide

Wikipedia article

This article is about an older version of DF.
A medium-sized monkey found in woods and grassland. It usually lives on roots and insects but can become a pest in civilized areas, roaming in large groups and begging for scraps.

Rhesus macaques are not cute little chimps that wear tiny tuxedos and dance to calypso music. They are larger, meaner, and considerably more likely to leave teeth marks in the neck of any working dwarf foolish enough to get in their way. If they exist on a map, they will be trouble at one point or another. Fortunately, they are dispatched without too much trouble, and will often flee when faced with even the most ludicrously under-powered militia. They are known for stealing pretty much everything, including food, items, weapons, armor, and artifacts.

They can be tamed by an Animal trainer. They cannot be trained to be hunting/war animals.

They are edible, but almost never exist in the numbers required for a sustainable food source. They generally run in small- to medium-sized packs. If you receive a message about goods having been stolen, a macaque has successfully taken the item and left the map.

Rhesus macaques can be hunted or captured in cage traps. However, this cannot be relied upon to eliminate a troop in a timely manner. They will show up as valid targets on the military screen. They have no organization, and are usually easily dispatched by even a single shoddily equipped and unskilled militiadwarf.

War dogs are especially good for defending your innocent fishermen. Get the dogs close to a macaque, and you will be rewarded with monkey corpses before you get a flood of canceled job messages.

Admired for their mischief
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It has been suggested by some that diced Rhesus Macaque meat cooked with dwarven syrup is used for a tasty dwarven candy, or Rhesus Pieces. [1]