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Troup of Barbary Macaques  Barbary Macaque,Macaca sylvanus Click/tap to enlarge

Troup of Barbary Macaques

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  1. Nice! Where did you capture this one, Anne? Posted 10 years ago
  2. Haha, great how the big one stands forward! Posted 10 years ago
  3. These may seem just like ordinary monkeys but there are in fact the only monkey that does not have a tail, hence their other name of Barbary Ape.
    Barbary macaques were introduced to Gibraltar by British soldiers in the 18th century. Folklore has it that if the macaques ever left, Gibraltar would cease to be British. Winston Churchill during WWII took this so seriously, he had monkey reinforcements brought in from North Africa.
    All this I think makes it a prime subject for the 'Oddities' list!
    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
Species identified by Ferdy Christant
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Uploaded May 18, 2012. Captured Nov 27, 2010 13:43.
  • Canon EOS-1D Mark IV
  • f/14.0
  • 1/200s
  • ISO250
  • 130mm