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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Embed this Arkive thumbnail link “portlet” by copying and pasting the code below. Many of the mistaken ideas about human anatomy contained in the writings of Galen are apparently due to his use of these animals, the only anthropoid available to him, in dissections.

Barbary macaque [1] Female Barbary macaque with young Conservation status. Older males have more breeding success than younger individuals. A large monkey with a silky grey to brown or yellow coat and a dark pink face. Mammalian faunal change sylvanu possible routes of dispersal in the last 2 million years”.

Barbary Ape – Macaca sylvanus : WAZA : World Association of Zoos and Aquariums

Research suggests that extensive infant handling may allow females to rise in rank. This page was last edited on 22 Decemberat They are active during the day, and are equally at home on the ground as sylvaanus the trees.


Blog Friday 05 October Wildscreen With: Team WILD, an elite squadron of science superheroes, needs your help! Macaca sylvanus is omnivorous and consumes insects, fruit, and other plant materials. Fr En Es Members’ Area.

Barbary macaques can discriminate calls by individuals in their own group from those by individuals in other groups of conspecific macaques. Image credit Link to this image Add to scrapbook How you can use this image.

It may NOT be used within Apps. Deag, ; Mittermeier and Rylands, Macafa Regions palearctic native Habitat Barbary macaques prefer habitats consisting of high altitude mountains, cliffs, and gorges. Females often continue to copulate, even when conception is no longer possible.

The gestation period is to days, and females usually have only one offspring per pregnancy. This species is featured in the Mediterranean Basin eco-region.

Female social status plays a role in female alloparental interactions with infants. Barbary macacs prefer habitats consisting of high altitude mountains, cliffs, and gorges.

Barbary Ape

Barbary macaques are capable of recognizing individuals by calls, and mothers can recognize their infants by their cries. There have been proposals to re-introduce them to the Kouf National Park in Libya, and also to re-introduce them to Tunisia 9. Barbary macaques in Gibraltar. They are the only non-human primates in Europe.

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Alloparenting is common among Barbary macaques. The scientific name is Macaca sylvanus. Males will establish a hierarchy based on the outcome of competitive interactions, though ranking orders change syvanus as males age, leave or enter the troop. The main purpose of calls in Barbary macaques is to alert other group members to possible dangers such as predators.


This could be attributed to habitat degradation, hunting activities, the impact of livestock grazing, and disturbance by people. Resource competition with domestic goats has become an increasing problem as well.

Barbary macaque

It is the only primate, apart from humans, to live in Europe and the only macaque to live outside of Asia 6 7. In April it was therefore decided, to cull 25 of the monkeys and to stabilise the population at Females display estrus with large anogenital swellings.

Endothermy is a synapomorphy of the Mammalia, sylvans it may have arisen in a now extinct synapsid ancestor; the fossil record does not distinguish these possibilities.

Currently, there are around individuals living on the Rock of Gibraltarand they form groups of up to 75 and will occasionally enter the town.