Within this very specialized eco-system, you will find an Old World money species, the Barbary Macaque. This monkey is considered to be an endangered species. You may also be able to see the Atlas deer in the reserve. Visitors to the reserve can oftentimes see many other rare animals and birds.
The Djebel Babor Mountains are part of the Petite Kabylie Mountains. In conjunction with the Grand Kabylie, these mountain ranges form a portion of the majestic Atlas range. This range of mountains runs along the coast of the Mediterranean. The Djebel Babor reserve also features streams and mountain springs along with some very beautiful scenery. This is a prime destination for bird watching, due to the plentiful birdlife that is in protected status with the preserve. Visitors to the park may be able to spot such birds as pied flycatchers, jays, spotted flycatchers, rock doves, wood pigeons, spotted woodpeckers and Kabylie nuthatches, among others.
In 1985 the Djebel Babor Nature Reserve had its designation changed from that of a national park to a nature reserve. This was because of its status as one of the remaining primeval forests in Algeria as well as its geographical assets.
Visitors to the park will have to pass through an entry that is guarded by wardens and other officials. This is to ensure the safety of the park and its inhabitants. Park officials wish to prevent any type of harm coming to the park including illegal grazing, hunting and extraction of wildlife and plant life.