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
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…