"and all about the old Barbary apes they sent to Clapham without a tail careering all over the show on each others back" (U18.784)
Though commonly referred to as the 'Barbary Ape', the Barbary Macaque (Macaca sylvanus species) is a monkey, but with just a stub of a tail. It is yellowish-brown to grey with lighter undersides, with a dark pink face. Its front limbs are longer than its hind limbs. It grows to a maximum size of 75 cm (30 in) and 13 kg (29 lb). Females are somewhat smaller than males. It feeds mostly on leaves, roots, and fruit. It peacefully co-exists with other primates. It is a gregarious monkey, forming mixed groups of several females and males; the troop (10-30 individuals) is matriarchal. The males participate in rearing the young, and much time is spent playing and grooming.