Rhesus macaques in Nepal (IMAGE) University of California - Davis Caption Rhesus macaques at Kathmandu, Nepal temple. Primates are among the animal taxa with highest likelihood of harboring viruses that could spill over to humans. Rhesus macaques are highly adaptable to urban landscapes, making them more likely to transmit viruses to humans. Credit Christine K. Johnson, UC Davis Usage Restrictions Provide credit. License Licensed content Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.