Gibraltar monkeys get their very own swimming pools

The works are intended to discourage monkeys from disturbing urban areas

LAST UPDATED: 31 Jul, 2015 @ 17:41
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MONKEYING AROUND: A few of the Barbary macaques

AT long last, the Barbary macaques have a place on the Rock to cool off.

Five newly built ponds are among the renovations to the Gibraltar Nature Reserve, unveiled today by the Minister for the Environment.

The works, which also include the clearing of undergrowth and the installation of shaded feeding areas, are part of an effort to improve the macaques’ foraging behaviour and discourage them from entering urban areas.

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A family of macaques, pictured next to a new pond


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  1. What a brilliant thing to do.
    The news is constantly reminding us of the awful wildlife and habitat destruction worldwide, it is quite refreshing therefore to read that some official department is taking the trouble to ensure the survival and well being of these lovely creatures. Well done you!
    Regards.
    DC.

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