Barbary ape | engleski leksikon

1. Barbary ape


Tailless macaque of rocky cliffs and forests of northwestern Africa and Gibraltar; Also called: Macaca sylvana.
Tailless, yellowish-brown macaque monkey Macaca sylvanus, 55–75 cm/20–30 in long. Barbary apes are found in the mountains and wilds of Algeria and Morocco, especially in the forests of the Atlas mountains. They were introduced to Gibraltar, where legend has it that the British will leave if the ape colony dies out.
The macaque is threatened by illegal logging, which is devastating some of the ancient forests in the area. Although it is breeding well in captivity, forest loss may confound attempts to reintroduce this species into the wild.

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