Barbary Macaque sits on forest floor


Male barbary macaque tucks into a piece of carrot

Meet Berlinga

Berlinga is a male monkey, he lives in the African Forest drive-through reserve at Woburn Safari Park and is part of the troop of Barbary Macaques monkeys.

About Berlinga


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.

Monkey resting on car in African Forest Drive Through


The ever-growing troop of Barbary Macaques can be found roaming freely within the African monkey jungle on the Road Safari.

The Woburn Family

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