• 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

  • Newborn macaque takes first steps

    Newborn macaque takes first steps0

    A newborn Barbary macaque has been filmed taking its first tentative steps at the top of the Rock. The baby monkey frolicked while its parents relaxed in the shade. The monkey is one of a number of new additions to Gibraltar’s troops, which live in the wild in different locations around the Upper Rock nature reserve. Dr Eric