Last spring a documentary on the Barbary macaques of Morocco has been released on NHK, a Japanese channel. A short trailer of the documentary is available on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zrA1AImcIZE. The documentary was filmed by the Dutch company ‘Ateles’ and shows the Barbary macaques at their best!
The November issue of National Geographic features an article on the Barbary macaque and fantastic pictures of the monkeys we study in Morocco, taken by Francisco Mingorance. Francisco is a Spanish photographer who has spent long hours with the monkeys to get the right picture!
Sandra Molesti has successfully defended her PhD thesis last week, passing the viva with minor changes. Sandra’s thesis focuses on grooming exchange and cooperation in the Barbary macaque, a topic that has important implications for our understanding of human social evolution. Sandra had an international panel for her viva, composed of Dr Gabriele Schino (CNR, […]
I was invited to speak at an elementary school to third year students about Barbary macaques for “Scientist in the School” Day. The aim of this program is to introduce students to different branches of science, challenge children’s perceptions of what a “scientist” is and does, introduce them to current issues, and get them excited […]
A new paper from our team has been published in Animal Behaviour. The paper looks at anxiety following grooming in wild Barbary macaques. This paper is the first one to assess post-grooming anxiety in the donor and recipient of the same grooming interactions in a wild non-human primate species. Two males grooming Reference: Molesti, S. […]