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Little Barbary macaque La Montagne des Singes: more than 200 Barbary macaques roaming free in 60 acres of beautiful forest.<br />
Here you can see an adult male carrying a baby, there, two females grooming, and in the distance two little ones playing by the pond&hellip; Barbary Macaque,France,Geotagged,Macaca sylvanus Click/tap to enlarge PromotedCountry intro

Little Barbary macaque

La Montagne des Singes: more than 200 Barbary macaques roaming free in 60 acres of beautiful forest.
Here you can see an adult male carrying a baby, there, two females grooming, and in the distance two little ones playing by the pond…

    comments (4)

  1. This composition really highlight their social nature. Well done, Stefano! Posted 8 years ago
    1. Thanks Ferdy. In fact they were always intent to cuddle and take care of each other ... Posted 8 years ago
  2. Such a gorgeous pose, how wonderful to be able to see them in their natural surroundings.
    A wee snippet of info..the Barbary macaque is the only species of monkey not to have a tail, hence their other name, the Barbary ape (apes do not have tails).
    Posted 8 years ago
    1. Thanks Claire for your interesting information (I did not know!): In the park these beautiful and sociable animals were absolutely free. This is a part of a project to save the species ... Posted 8 years ago

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The Barbary macaque , Barbary ape, or magot is a species of macaque unique for its distribution outside Asia and for its vestigial tail. Found in the Atlas Mountains of Algeria and Morocco along with a small population that were introduced from Morocco to Gibraltar, the Barbary macaque is one of the best-known Old World monkey species.

The Barbary macaque is of particular interest because males play an atypical role in rearing young. Because of uncertain paternity, males are integral to.. more

Similar species: Primates
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By Stefano Zocca

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Uploaded Nov 4, 2013. Captured Apr 22, 2012 11:18 in D159, 67600 Orschwiller, France.
  • DMC-FX37
  • f/5.9
  • 1/80s
  • ISO400
  • 22mm