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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - September 14, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta thtimloy, J.prtmb.i u, 1971 THt LrTHWHOCl HMA10 _ Carol returns from Gibraltar Monkeys used in evolution study By MAUREEN JAMIESON Family Kclilor Barbary apes are non-exis- tent, anthropologically speak- ing, that is. They are actually old vsrld monkeys, according .to Carol Macleod, who is visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. G. W. MacLeod of Lethbridge, before returning to Toronto to work on her MA in anthropology. This summer, Carol spent two months in Gibraltar, studying the monkeys. "My main interest was to study gestural communication, which is really the main method of communication of these mon- keys and of most primates in general. "Since we are all Carol said, the study of these monkeys "gives insight into man's evolution. "This will give clues as to how man evolved from other like chimpanzees apes, gorillas, and orang MONKEY BUSINESS Carol MacLeod, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. G. W. Macleod of Lethbridge, has recent- ly returned from a two-month trip to Gibraltar, where she studied the personalities and gestures of the Rock's famous Barbary apes. Carol ii working on her MA in anthropology at the Universily of Toronlo. ou i ana or town, Bruce T. Ancterson, son of Mr and Airs. W. S. Anderson Lethbridge has recently return ed (o Ottawa following a sum mer session o[ studies at Stan ford University in France. He was the first recipient the Yates Memorial Schola ship and was among the chosen by the federa government to participate Jie hilingualism programs. Bruce graduated from th Lethbridge Collegiate Instltul and from Stanford in Ca! fornia. He is employed by th transportation department Ihe federal government. The Ladies' Auxiliary to th Original Pensioners and Senic Citizens Inc. would like to than all the people whose assistant or donations helped to make tl tea and bazaar such a success angs, she claimed. 'Cultural anthropologists udy primates because of a articular interest in commun- Carol pointed out, nd "gestural communication of arbary apes is related man's way of symbolizing." Barbary apes have an inter- ring .history, she said. In 1923 the people of Gibral- ar appealed to the British gov- rnraent to deport the apes to lorocco, mainly because they ad been stealing from houses nd befouling the water supply. "Towards the end of the wenfies because of intoler- nce, I think a lot of them 'ere shot. "At the beginning of the Sec- mi World War, there were only apes on the she 1942, Winston Churchill ent his famous telegram ask- ag Gibraltar to look after the ight aid. In animals, because of the legen- dary forecast: "when tlw apes leave Gibraltar, the British will leave. "Tills had great sentimental value, and a great many apes were imported from North AJfri- i." The 12 monkeys which' now comprise "the tourist are completely provisioned by Sergeant Holmes, whose offi- cial title is Keeper of the Apes. "My monkeys on top of the Rock number about Carol said. "They get about 30 per cent of tlieir food provisioned. If they didn't, they'd range all over Gibraltar. "This would be damaging for then they down into and steal fruit." Carol explained she commu- nicated with "her monkeys" by using gestures, "Apes practise what I call the ecology, and would tend to go More family news page 20 male she said. "Almost the first day an in- ant is bom, the lead male will ake the infant from the mother nd hold it and lip-smack It nd behave generally as a nother would. "A couple of the females got ealous of each other because hey wanted to be friends with me but that was mostly be- ause I dispensed treats, I link." The little ones "are he said, enthusiastically, ometimes young Sybil would it on my head." This was not always a fun ixperience, however, as "young sybil" had not been house- iroken. "I think the Barbary apes do ive to be older than they would n wild Carol said. The females mature at aboul our to five years of age and he males at five to six. They ange in size from about 60 to 0 pounds, and grow to a heighl >f "maybe four feet." Carol's Gibraltar routine was airly rigid. "I'd get up very early, at 6 -'clock or and walk to the op of the Hock a 1200 foot rise and provision the mon- she said. After time out for the mon- Keys' siesta, she would work until 7 or 8 p.m. 'When I got down (to the own) I was she said, "so I didn't sec much of he island. "But the cultural differences of the Barbary apes really fas- cinated me." 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