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Macaca sylvanus inhabits Morocco, Algeria, and Gibraltar. The majority of M. sylvanus are found in the Middle and High Atlas mountains and in the Rif mountain. Learn more about the Barbary macaque – with amazing Barbary macaque videos , photos and facts on Arkive. IUCN ENDANGERED (EN). Facts about this animal. The Barbary ape is a medium-sized, heavily built monkey with a head-body lenght of cm and a weight.

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Male have looser dominance hierarchies and show less aggression towards one another.

This species sylganus an important seed disperser in the mountains where they reside. Several groups of Barbary macaque can be found in tourist sites, where they are affected by the presence of visitors providing food to them.

Barbary Ape

National park protection must also be implemented more effectively 9. Why do zoos keep this xylvanus Zoos keep Barbary apes primarily for educational purposesbecause of their interesting social life, and their cultural relevance as the only — although probably introduced — monkey of the European continent. The main threats to the survival of Barbary macaques in this region have been found to be habitat destruction and the impact of livestock grazing, but there are also increasing problems of conflict with inhabitants due to crop raiding and mscaca illegal capture of macaques.

Simia sylvanus Linnaeus, Size Male head-and-body length: Barbary macaques have a diet of fruit, young leaves, bark, roots and occasionally invertebrates.

During winter, ground forage becomes limited and Barbary macaques become arboreal again. Rodents of Unusual Size communitycoypudocumentaryecosystemenvironmentfilmmakerfilmmakinginvasiveinvasive speciesrodentsUSAWetlandswildlife Monday 24 September Wildscreen With – Tom Hooker: Kuester and Paul, ; Mehlman, About macaques live on the Rock of Gibraltar. African Journal of Ecology. Females display estrus with large anogenital swellings.


It is the only primate, apart from humans, to live in Europe and the only macaque to live outside of Asia 6 7. In Gibraltar they attract a large number of tourists.

This species is featured in the Mediterranean Basin eco-region. Although they prefer high altitude habitats, up to m, they can sylvaus be found at sea level. Extensive sylvanis are found in parts of subtropical and tropical Africa and South America, and in Australia.

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Troops can have 10 to individuals and are matriarchalwith their hierarchy determined by lineage to the lead female. In Algeria, this species is protected in several national parks, but there are few active conservation policies elsewhere. Mothers demonstrate different behaviours on hearing the calls of other infant macaques as opposed to the calls of their own offspring.

Human activities such as taking photographs cause the animals stress, possibly because the people come too close to the animals and make prolonged eye contact a sign of aggression in many primates.

In the High Atlas of Morocco, macaques attract a large number of tourists every year, and they are favourable for their potential benefits to tourism. Share this image — Hide sharing options. Depending on environmental conditions and resource abundance, infants can be weaned between to days.

Dusk calling in barbary macaques Macaca sylvanus: Females remain in estrus for about 1 month and have their first offspring around sylvwnus years of age.


Common duckweed Lemna gibba. Celebes macaque Macaca maura. Barbary macaques can discriminate calls by individuals in their own group from those by individuals in other groups of conspecific macaques.

The pictorial guide to the living primates. As deforestation for agriculture and overgrazing continues, the remaining forest becomes increasingly fragmented. As a result, they provide paternal care to infants in their troop.

X Close Image credit. Accessed March 12, at http: American Journal of Primatology. Bank vole Clethrionomys glareolus.

Retrieved 16 January Studies concerning interspecific DNA variation within the genus Macaca show that the Barbary macaque is most related to the Asian macaques.

In Algeria forest fires and livestock grazing are additional problems, and some young animals are captured as pets.

Promiscuous Mating with more than one individual without forming any permanent bonds. Demand for social shelter.

Share on Facebook Tweet Send email. Although no formal research has been conducted on Barbary macaque infants, in general, newborn primates are altricial and require intense care.

Barbary macaque

Female social status plays a role in female alloparental interactions with infants. Female hierarchies are strictly matrilinear, and each female holds a specific rank with the sylganus.

The climate is hot and dry in the summer and cold and snowy in the summer 5. Sounds is a crucial part of communication in primates.