Barbary ape

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Barbary ape:

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, name for Old World monkeys of the genus Macaca, related to mangabeys, mandrills, and baboons. All but one of the 19 species are found in Asia from Afghanistan to Japan, the Philippines, and Borneo.
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Barbary Ape


(Macaca sylvana) or tailless macaque, a monkey of the subfamily Catarrhina. The body is covered with dense reddish yellow fur. The Barbary ape is distributed in northwestern Africa (Morocco, Algeria, and Tunis); it is found in Europe only on the Rock of Gibraltar, where there are ten to 15 monkeys (under state protection). The Barbary ape inhabits mountainous regions, sometimes forming large bands. It readily tolerates cold of — 10°C and lower. It feeds on fruits, edible roots, grains, buds, shoots, coniferous seeds, and insects (locusts, beetles, butterflies). Barbary apes are frequently kept in zoos.

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The monkey enclosure is within the 750-acre Trentham estate which is being regenerated by Trentham Leisure Ltd, and is the only park in the UK where Barbary Macaque monkeys live as they do in the wild.
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Thirty Barbary macaques were shipped to Blair Drummond Safari Park, near Stirling, last year after harassing locals and overturning bins in the British territory.
The tailless Barbary macaques don't look like they're leaving any time soon and have even begun to venture into town.
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Alternatively they can book a day trip to Gibraltar to see the Barbary Macaques at Apes' Den.