Berlinga is a Barbary macaque, born at Woburn Safari Park on April 29th 2003. He lives with a troop of Barbary Macaques and a herd of Eastern Mountain Bongo in the African Forest section of the Road Safari. The African Forest is a large enclosure with over 120 trees which allows our primates to climb up to 80ft high!
Berlinga is one of the breeding males in the troop and he has quite a distinctive scar under his right eye and a split in his right ear.
Barbary Macaques are an endangered species and Berlinga has already successfully fathered a number of babies. Keepers are expecting more of Berlinga’s offspring to be born this year.
Berlinga is a very confident and bold individual and is often seen riding on the bonnet of the cars that drive through his home! He also enjoys foraging for insects in the log piles, which is an excellent forms of enrichment. Keepers place these piles to encourage and stimulate natural behaviour.