Saturday, May 26, 2012

Rock apes from Gibraltar

Gibraltar is a British overseas territory located on the southern end of the Iberian Peninsula at the entrance of the Mediterranean. Today its economy is based largely on tourism, financial services, and shipping.

The Barbary Macaque population in Gibraltar is the only one in the whole of the European continent, and, unlike that of North Africa, it is thriving. At present there are some 300 animals in five troupes occupying the area of the Upper Rock, though. The Gibraltar Barbary Macaques are considered by many to be the top tourist attraction in Gibraltar.

From a large set of 13 stamps with birds from Gibraltar: the Eurasian Hoopoe.  


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