Well we are all familiar with the old story about the British and the monkeys. The Barbary macaques are the only free roaming monkeys in Europe. The myth is that f they chose to leave the rock Gibraltar would go back to the Spanish.
It seems that some people take it seriously. The monkeys are lavishly fed. When their numbers decreased a shipment of them were brought in to replenish the colony. I’m not sure if people really believe the old superstition or it’s just to humour the tourists. It’s nice to see them though.
They are very mischievous and quite lively. They know how to scare people and seem to have a lot of fun doing it but they are incredibly fun to watch. They are such characters and all different to each other.