• Macaque dies after being hit by moped

    Macaque dies after being hit by moped0

    One of Gibraltar’s famous Barbary macaques died after it was hit by a learner rider travelling on her moped along Sir Herbert Miles Road last Saturday morning. According to a government spokesman, the macaque suffered fatal injuries after it was hit as it ran across the road. The moped rider and a passenger were flung

  • New app offers advice on macaques for tourists

    New app offers advice on macaques for tourists0

    The Helping Hand Trust will today launch a free app and website aimed at encouraging tourists to appreciate Gibraltar’s famous Barbary macaques in their natural environment. The Barbary Macaque Mobile Walking Guide will guide tourists to three troops of monkeys – the ones living at Prince Philip’s Arch, Royal Anglian Way and Ape’s Den –

  • Govt mulls additional measures to protect Upper Rock wildlife

    Govt mulls additional measures to protect Upper Rock wildlife0

    The Gibraltar Government is considering installing speed bumps in certain areas of the Upper Rock to remind drivers to watch out for Gibraltar’s wildlife. The decision was revealed yesterday after the Chronicle reported on the recent deaths of three baby monkeys who were accidentally crushed by vehicles. In addition, other wildlife such as baby Barbary

  • Meet Mercedes, Gibraltar’s oldest monkey

    Meet Mercedes, Gibraltar’s oldest monkey0

    Mercedes, the Rock’s most loved Macaque, attracts the attention of many a passer-by, but sometimes the comments about her appearance are negative. The average life expectancy for a macaque is 25 but Mercedes is in her mid-30’s, and showing her age. “She is over 100 years old in human terms,” said Dr Eric Shaw, who