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Barbary Macaque

Macaca sylvanus

Description:

It is about 60 cm long and has yellowish brown fur and a bald, pale pink face. Lacking a tail, this macaque has often been incorrectly called an ape. It is the only wild monkey in Europe and may have arrived in medieval times, taken westward during the Muslim Arab territorial expansion. According to legend, British dominion over Gibraltar will end when the Barbary macaque departs.

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4 Comments

Pulkit.Singal
Pulkit.Singal 10 years ago

well it seems to be remembering something just like a sad incident in it's life

hayde
hayde 10 years ago

Thanks a lot!

Bilou
Bilou 10 years ago

It seems a bit shy, sitting like that. And so human-like!

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 10 years ago

Pl add this to Primate mission..

hayde
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Spotted on Feb 18, 2011
Submitted on Aug 2, 2011

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