Barbary Macaque Macaca sylvanus

Barbary Macaque
Barbary Macaque teeth
The Barbary Macaque is sometimes called the Barbary Ape but it is a true monkey rather than ape despite not having a visible tail.
It is native to the Atlas Mountains of Morocco and Algeria and to part of Libya; with a population on the Rock of Gibraltar, is the only (non-human) primate living wild in Europe.
Barbary Macaque
Barbary Macaques
Like other macaques, it is a social animal with a distinct heirarchy. It is a female-dominated heirarchy with the direct descendants of the lead matriarch taking precedence.
Barbary Macaque
Barbary Macaque
Barbary Macaque teeth
The Barbary is also the only macaque species not native to Asia.
Barbary Macaque
Barbary Macaque
Barbary Macaque
Unusually for primates, male Barbaries assist females to care for the troop's young. Babies are looked after by both males and females, by juveniles and adults.
Barbary Macaque "Oooh"
Barbary Macaque Diet is mainly plants and insects.
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