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Three newborns signal hope for macaques

Words by Abi Scaife

A trio of baby macaques has been born as part of a conservation programme.

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Barbary macaques are the only species of monkey native to Europe. There are now fewer than 8,000 left in the wild, so conservation efforts are being made to remedy that.

Amazingly, a trio of babies were born recently at Trentham Monkey Forest in Staffordshire, where conservation efforts are being made to protect these wonderful creatures.

Amazing! What does this mean?

Conservationists are ‘over the moon’ at this new development and hope that these babies will go on to make a huge difference for this incredible species.

If you’re interested in supporting these adorable babies, you can learn more about them and conservation efforts to protect them on the Trentham Monkey Forest website.

Charity check-in 

At Smiley Movement, we like to elevate the work of charities across the world. Here are three charities whose causes align with the themes in this article.

Wild Futures. This is a UK primate welfare and conservation charity rescuing, campaigning, educating and providing sanctuary to primates in need. Learn more here.

Monkey World. This is a charity and rescue centre, working towards protecting primates of all kinds. Find out more here.

Ape Action Africa. This charity works on the front line of conservation, saving primates from the illegal bushmeat and pet trades. Support them here.

This article aligns with the UN SDG Life on Land.

This article aligns with the following UN SDGs

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