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Macaca

(mă-kah'kă),
A large genus of Old World monkeys (family Cercopithecidae) that includes the macaque and rhesus monkeys, and the Barbary apes. Macaca mulatta, the rhesus monkey, is used as a research animal.
[Pg. macaco, monkey]

macaque

(mə-kăk′, -käk′)
n.
Any of a diverse group of monkeys of the genus Macaca of Asia, Gibraltar, and northern Africa, and including the Barbary ape and the rhesus monkey.

macaque

members of the genus Macaca, of the family Cercopithecoidae, the Old World monkeys. There are a large number of species including the rhesus and bonnet monkeys and the Barbary ape. They are thick-set monkeys, which are able to withstand the cold and often live above the snowline. Includes rhesus monkey (M. mulatta), Celebes macaque (Cynopethicus niger), pig-tailed macaque (M. nemestrina), Barbary ape (M. inua), M. arctoides, M. fascicularis, M. nigra, M. silensus.
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It's so bad that even the Barbary apes rejected it.
The Den forms part of the Upper Rock's Nature Reserve and is home to the Barbary Apes, Gibraltar's most famous tourist attraction.
the Barbary apes have been roaming the Barbary apes have been roaming through the British territory, harassing locals and rummaging through bins.
Legend says that if the Barbary apes ever leave Gibraltar, so will the British and the Rock will return to the rightful owner - Spain.
Galen's anatomical reports substituted monkeys for men because Roman law forbade dissecting human cadavers; Barbary apes, therefore, served as imitation or counterfeit humans--miniature replicas of our anatomical form or shape lacking the all-important albeit invisible rational soul--that could be experimented on, even tortured, with impunity.
It is best known for its famous Rock, which dominates the area - and for the Barbary apes, which live on the Rock .
What type of monkey are the so-called Barbary Apes of Gibraltar?
Only if the tiny island include a couple of their famous Barbary Apes in defence.
And cable car rides to enjoy magnificent views, boat trips to see dolphins and the chance to be entertained by Barbary apes on the rampage make for the icing on the cake.
Gibraltar - combine a shopping expedition or combine a trip to the town with a tour of the famous rock and its tunnels and see the notorious Barbary apes.
She's looking forward to riding a camel and seeing wild Barbary apes and staying in one of those dwelling-places carved out of the rock, or in a Bedouin-type tent.
As tourists and Barbary apes scrambled on the slopes above them the troops practised training routines which saw them clear tunnel after tunnel, shaft after shaft, of enemy soldiers.