Behavioural Observation of Barbary Macaque and Meerkats

Introduction

This is a paper on the observation of the behaviour of Barbary Macaque’s and Meerkats, evaluating their major behavioural patterns from within their outdoor, fenced enclosure located at Folly Farm in Pembrokeshire.

 
A 15 minute analysis of the behaviour of a Barbary Macaque (Macaca sylvanus)

 
The Barbary Macaque is a true monkey that lives in mixed groups of between 10 and 30 and have a matriarchal hierarchy, with the females being slightly smaller than the males. The males help rear the young and spend a lot of time grooming and playing with them.

 
Their natural habitat is forests, mountains and slopes and as they are primarily herbivores, their diet consists of leaves, roots and fruit but they have been known to eat insects as well.

 
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