30 minutes | Apr 14th 2020

Barbary Macaque : The Monkey That Killed A King

The Barbary Macaque (Macaca sylvanus) is the only macaque that lives outside Asia, hanging on in pockets of the wild Atlas Mountains in North Africa. And, famously, living a semi-wild life on the Rock of Gibraltar. It's also been responsible for at least a couple of interesting human deaths, and exploring those connections takes us all over the place, and all over time: monkeys in prehistoric Europe, the Spanish Civil War, the Carthaginian wars, Roman arenas and a whole lot more ...

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Intro and outro music by Audionautix and by Doctor Turtle. Licensed under Creative Commons Attribution.


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