AFRICAN MACAQUES

The macaque genus, Macaca, includes at least 23 species ​and 19 subspecies
​Barbary macaques are the only macaque species that resides outside of Asia

Macaca sylvanus

CONSERVATION STATUS: ENDANGERED

Barbary macaques reside in the North African countries of Morocco and Algeria. The majority of the population—75 percent—is found in Morocco’s Middle and High Atlas Mountains and in the Rif Mountains. A smaller population lives in Algeria’s Tellian Atlas Mountains. They are extinct in Tunisia. A separate, and introduced, population of…

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