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Apes Den, Gibraltar

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See the Rock's most famous inhabitants, Barbary macaques, at Apes Den. This small population of the only free-roaming primates in Europe came from North Africa long before the British did. Still, somehow a popular local legend has it that these two groups, if they ever leave, will leave together. These tailless monkeys (not apes) like to interact with humans, although they can be dangerous if irritated or scared. Used to being fed by people, the monkeys will use any opportunity to snatch food from your hands or open bags, so keep your belongings close. Before you head to Gibraltar, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Gibraltar route builder website , to make sure you see all that Gibraltar has to offer, including Apes Den.
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  • The apes are very entrtaining to watch while they remove the fleas from each other. We were lucky to see some new babies which were very cute. The apes were introduced from Africa by the Moors.  more »
  • I have to say that this has improved since my last visit (45 years ago!) however I am still nervous of the apes. Now that they are fed officially rather than relying on tourists for food, they pay far...  more »
  • Great place. Lots of apes. beautiful views and nice walk to st Michael caves and other attractions. Nature trails. Don't take carrier bags as apes think you have food and will snatch it. Lovely bar wi...  more »
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  • World famous. You either love the apes or hate them. They are wild animals and they do bite. Do not feed the apes.
  • Lots of fun. Worth to visit.
  • Fabulous you must go monkey fun
  • Definitely worth going there!
  • A place to visit family, we have paid the entry (1€) and we went to tour the Park starting from point 1 of the guide which you delivered, have been more or less 9 km climb to the top of el Peñón, very careful way and sometimes super dangerous If you are only going to see monkeys, try going directly to the 2 or 3 of the Guide, there you will find them safe and from ticket booth can be reached quickly, following the bus climbing! I liked the experience, but if there will be a second time, now not go up at the top of the rock looking for monkeys, because I have had a good time to get up (2 h approx.). Recommended with children but be very careful not to give them food, they are aggressive, and jump over to steal what you have, and under no circumstances you should go visit him with pets, wrax and they will attack any pet! Incredible views!
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