Metazoa Info: Barbary Macaque
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09-03-2014, 07:53 AM
Metazoa Info: Barbary Macaque
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Scientific Name: Macaca Sylvanus

Height: 2ft 6in

Weight: 29lbs

Life expectancy: 25 years male, 30 years female

First appeared: Around in the Plistiocene

Location: Found in areas in Europe and Africa

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Class: Mammal
Species:Macaca Sylvanus

Diet: They eat fruit,seeds,leaves,nuts,roots,stems, members of phylum arthropod in the region, and tadpoles.

Anatomy: The strange thing about the Barbary Macaque is that despite what is said, it does have a tail. this tail is small, has no bones, and is practically useless. In fact the tail is so small, it is not a surprise that people think it doesn't have a tail. This almost invisible tail gives a look that gave it the nickname Barbary Ape. Males have larger tails then females.

Behavior: Barbary Macaques are social animals. This animals live in troops that can have from 10-100 individuals. There is a lead female in each group. They will warn each other of enemies, and unlike other members of Macaca males and females raise offspring. This is so social bonds can form. Grooming is another thing Barbary Macaques do to lower stress and form social bonds. Males will form coalitions with other males, mostly with those who are kin with them.

Reproduction: The mating season of these animals takes place from November to March. Barbary Macaques reach sexual maturity at 3 or 4 years of age. When looking for a mate, males look for a very fertile female. The determine how fertile a female is they look for sexual swellings. The larger the better. Females will mate with multiple males. Females carry their offspring for six months. They usually only have one offspring, but rarely they will have two.

Relationship with other animals: Humans are the most interactive animal for Barbary macaques. Human habitats will be visited by Barbary Macaques, and will take food from them, and will also climb on humans. Humans have made these animals endangered but efforts are made to help them. Predators that attack these animals are leopards, dogs, and eagles.

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He looks at his new home made by the humans
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