The Apenheul primate park is a specialized zoo on the outskirts of the city of Apeldoorn. The garden is located in the middle of the nature park ‘Berg en Bos’. Apenheul opened with primates at large in 1971. This was soon to be followed by great apes living on cleverly designed islands. This was revolutionary for man and animal alike.. Visitors can meet the primates directly, living in a natural environment where they can be themselves.