Mammals

White Cap: 68 baby monk seals born this year! (video)

seal monk

The colony of monk seals around the peninsula of Cap Blanc seems to be well. The FB page of the monk seal conservation program has published photos announcing a very good news: 68 newborns in the colony this year !!   The same page did publish a video last Tuesday showing a female seal breastfeeding her baby. The video is …

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Genetic diversity: a challenge for successful antelope conservation

At the National Zoo of Rabat, a new conference on the theme of Sahelo-Saharan Antelope Conservation highlighted on 12th September the need to integrate the management of genetic diversity into Conservation programs in order to improve their chances of success. Restoring extinct gazelles to areas where they once evolved is not an easy task. When it is not the species …

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Nador: summerers save a Cuvier’s whale

This cetacean looks more like a dolphin than a whale. Yet the mammal that did appear yesterday in “Paloma” beach, not far from Nador, is a Cuvier’s whale. The summerers tried to help the whale to return to the right direction, the stranding was eventually avoided. LSummers of the beach Paloma still can’t believe what they witness. A Cuvier’s whale …

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The barbary macaque

The barbary macaque (Macaca Sylvanus) is the only macaque living on the African continent . It lives in the wild in the relict forests of Morocco and Algeria. It is also present in an artificial way on Gibraltar. With man (Homo sapiens) he represents the only primate of Europe.   Other species of the genus Macaca live mainly in South …

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