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The Barbary macaque

The Barbary macaque
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Copyright: Buliga Adina (spigola) (4)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2012-08-11
Categories: Mammals
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/15 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2013-05-10 9:36
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Points: 2
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The Barbary macaque (Macaca sylvanus), or Barbary ape, is a species of macaque with no tail. Traditionally found in the Atlas Mountains of Algeria and Morocco along with a small population of unknown origin in Gibraltar, the Barbary macaque is one of the best-known Old World monkey species.

Within the last 10 years the Barbary macaque populations in Morocco and Algeria have decreased dramatically, the main cause being the loss of favorable habitat but also illegal trade.

Scientists estimate there are less than 10,000 individuals in the wild. Barbary macaques are today considered an endangered species.

The picture is taken in "Montagne des singes" Haut Koeningsbourg, Alsace - a park where they are ranging freely which serves as a research center.

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  • horias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 837 W: 58 N: 2084] (11033)
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Frumusel si cuminte macacul tau....cu detalii clare si culori naturale....o captura bine facuta!

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