AN AFRICAN MONKEY
The Barbary macaque (Macaca sylvanus) originates from the mountainous regions of North Africa, in Morocco and Algeria, where it lives inforests, gorges and on rocky ridges.
WELL ADAPTED TO A TEMPERATE CLIMATE
Barbary macaques live in a temperate climate and are used to hot summers and cold, snowy winters.
That’s why at ‘La Forêt des Singes’ they can live outside year-round.
They are well adapted to this type of climate, protected against the cold by long, thick fur during the winter and moulting in the spring.
Another adaptation concerns their reproductive cycle, which is strictly seasonal. Mating takes place in autumn/winter and the babies are born in spring/early summer, when the weather is mild and food is plentiful.
The mother gives birth to a single baby after 165 days (51/2 months) of gestation.
The park throughout the seasons…
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It’s essential to save the Barbary macaques’ last viable habitats in North Africa