Red Berries

Foraging and feeding habits of the Barbary Macaques vary throughout the year in the Atlas Mountains and sometimes even between the groups that we work with. While during this time of the year the Green Group rely on food items like acorns, fungi and occasional roots and worms, the Scarlet Group seems to be intensely […]

Look the enemy in the eye

From time to time intergroup encounters occur. Home range sizes for Barbary macaques in The Middle Atlas region encompass in general a few km2 (the smallest home ranges for this species), and they overlap with other groups´ (Fooden 2007). One usually notices an intergroup encounter by spotting a “frontline” i.e. a few monkeys sitting and […]

Morning with “The Greens”

I find group at the top of “the vertical valley”. The hill is very steep and really takes the steam out of you. After twenty minutes of walking uphill, we are warm but still have cold cheeks since it is only a few degrees out. And there they are. Seemingly waiting for us. They’ve spotted […]