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Animals from A-Z

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 (Berberaffe)
Verbreitungsgebiet: Magot (Berberaffe)
Verbreitungsgebiet: Magot (Berberaffe)
Wissenschaftl. Name Macaca sylvanus
Ordnung Primates
Familie Cercopithecidae
Größe bis 75 cm
Gewicht ♂ bis 16 kg, ♀ bis 11 kg
Fortpflanzung Tragzeit ca. 7 Monate
Verbreitung North Africa, Gibraltar
Lebensraum mountain forests
Nahrung Omnivorous animal, Grass, Seeds, Invertebrates
Bestand 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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