The macaque genus, Macaca, includes at least twenty-three species and nineteen subspecies.
Barbary macaques are the only macaque species that reside outside of Asia.
CONSERVATION STATUS: ENDANGERED
In Northern Africa, Barbary macaques are found in fragmented areas of the Rift, Middle, and High Atlas Mountains of Morocco, as well as the Tell Atlas mountain range of Algeria. A separate and introduced population resides in the British Overseas Territory of Gibraltar, giving this Afro-Eurasian monkey the distinction of…