There are 140 fascinating Barbary macaques to see at Monkey Forest. They live in large groups and within them we have up to 6 generations co-existing. Their mesmerising natural behaviours are on display for you to enjoy whenever you get the chance to visit.
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Babies are born in the spring and early summer with DARKER fur than the adults. Births happen naturally in the trees and we find out about them when we see a new baby when opening up in the morning! They are usually seen clinging to an adult or riding on their back.
They start to lose their dark fur after 1.5 months which is gradually replaced by brown fur. Babies are fully weaned at 6 months of age. It takes them up to 10 days to start walking/climbing. Within their first 2 years of life they are still socially dependent on their mother and she will provide protection, warmth and comfort.
Juveniles are also small in size but have brown fur. They spend a lot of time playing and are very agile. You can adopt all of our babies to help save primates through vital conservation and research at the Jungle Shop.
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