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Planet of the apes
Barbary macaque
Class Mammals
Order Приматы
Family Мартышковые
Distribution Northwest Africa, Europe (Gibraltar).

It is a single tailless breed of macaques, and the single one that lives not in Asia, and the single European monkey. The fur is thick, brownish-yellow with red tint, allowing them to bear the cold temperatures of −10 °С and even colder. The body length is 75-80cm (males), the females are half the size; the males weigh 13-15kg, the females weigh 6-11kg. The favourite place of habitation is the rocks, but these monkeys are also good in climbing the trees. In African mountains, magots have always been not numerous. In Gibraltar, the species appeared under the threat of extinction in the middle of the 20th century, when only about 20 animals remained. However, the taken measures resulted in the population increase. The species is in the IUCN Red List as endangered (EN). In Feldman Ecopark they breed successfully.


Omnivorous. They eat both vegetable food (fruits, cereals, seeds of coniferous trees) and animal food (bird eggs and insects like locust, bugs, and butterflies).

20 years on average.