Affenberg as Noah’s ark
Affenberg Salem is like Noah’s ark for Barbary macaques: a place that ensures their survival. In the last 25 years, the Barbary macaque population dropped dramatically and is estimated to less than 8,000 Barbary macaques living in the wild.
Four main reasons caused this dramatic decline:
At Affenberg everything revolves around animal welfare. Nearly 200 Barbary macaques live, here, under perfect conditions. The innovative concept was launched in 1969 by Gilbert de Turckheim and Jacques Renaud.
Four parks were founded: