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Costa del Sol and Costa de Almeria Sights

Apes' Den

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Updated 06/11/2014

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The famous Barbary Apes are a breed of cinnamon-color, tailless monkeys (not apes, despite their name) native to Morocco's Atlas Mountains. Legend holds that as long as they remain in Gibraltar, the British will keep the Rock; Winston Churchill went so far as to issue an order for their preservation when their numbers began to dwindle during World War II. They are publicly fed twice daily, at 8 and 4, at Apes' Den, a rocky area down Old Queens Road near the Wall of Carlos

V. Among the monkeys' talents are their grabbing of food, purses, and cameras, so be on guard.

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