The PATERNAL BOND: BARBARY MACAQUES

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Director Michael J. Sanderson / Japan 2015 / 49 min / Lihula Mirror Hall 23.09 - 12:00

 

Morocco’s vast Atlas Mountains are home to Africa’s only non-human primate to survive north of the Sahara Desert, the Barbary Macaque. The unique monkeys survive in mountainside cedar forests and are governed by their homes contrasting seasons. Barbary Macaques value their young above all and work as a team to rear the next generation. The males unique paternal bonds with the troop’s young allow the macaque to live a peaceful existence.

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