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Barbary Macaque

(engl: Barbary Ape)

The only European

The Barbary Ape is the only european primate living in the wild. They are only found in Gibraltar, where they were introduced by humans. Their thick winter coat ensures Barbary Apes can withstand the cold. They can easily survive in low temperatures.

Children as peacemakers

Unlike other monkey species  Barbary Apes care intensely for their offspring. As a result, there is not much aggressive tension between the males. If a male is carrying a cub, they are much less likely to be attacked by another male.

Magot, Foto: Tom Burger
Magot, Foto: Tom Burger
Verbreitungsgebiet: Magot (Berberaffe)
Verbreitungsgebiet: Magot (Berberaffe)
Scientific Surname Macaca sylvanus
Order Primates
Family Cercopithecidae
Size till 75 cm
Weight male: till 16 kg, female: till 11 kg
Reproduction gestation period 7 month
Distribution North Africa, Gibraltar
Habitat mountain forests
Food Omnivorous animal, Grass, Seeds, Invertebrates
Livestock endangered


Little prosimian

Finally a little baby mayotte maki was born at the Tiergarten Nürnberg on 20 April 2011. On 15 June 1999 the Tiergarten Nürnberg took one the group of...

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