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The Wild Episode

Hello and welcome to The Wild Episode - a collection of wonders, curiosities and occasionally horrors from the natural world. Check out the main website,, for more info and full shownotes!

Apr 14, 2020

The Barbary Macaque (Macaca sylvanus) is the only macaque that lives outside Asia, hanging on in pockets of the wild Atlas Mountains in North Africa. And, famously, living a semi-wild life on the Rock of Gibraltar. It's also been responsible for at least a couple of interesting human deaths, and exploring those connections takes us all over the place, and all over time: monkeys in prehistoric Europe, the Spanish Civil War, the Carthaginian wars, Roman arenas and a whole lot more ...

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Intro and outro music by Audionautix and by Doctor Turtle. Licensed under Creative Commons Attribution.