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Copyright: jessica balderas (jessbalderas) Silver Note Writer [C: 5 W: 0 N: 12] (54)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-06-22
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Sony Cybershot DSC P7
Exposure: f/3.5, 1/160 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-11-01 9:16
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Points: 4
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Mother and baby monkeys were posing to the camara for a few seconds.

Hope you like this one.

In gibraltar.

Commonly called "Rock Apes" in Gibraltar, the monkeys are actually Barbary macaques (Macaca sylvanus). Originally native to Northern Morocco and Algeria, these tailless, sociable monkeys are the only macaques found in Africa and they have the northernmost range of any monkey species on the African continent.

How Barbary macaques were first introduced to Gibraltar is unclear but according to legend, Gibraltar will fall from British rule if the monkeys cease to exist on the rock. At the end of World War II, the number of monkeys in Gibraltar had dwindled to as few as three. Upholding tradition, Winston Churchill ordered the import of Barbary macaques from Morocco to replenish and maintain the monkey population.

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  • Arjun Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 358 W: 7 N: 1237] (7593)
  • [2007-11-01 10:32]

hi jessica,
beautiful picture.

Excellant Job!



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