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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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