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Location

  • San Diego Zoo and Safari Park

Species Collection

Plants: Species

Aloe: Fierce, Cape, or Bitter Aloe Aloe ferox

FAMILY: LILIACEAE (Lily Family)

In the wild, aloe blooms are a favorite nectar source for many birds, insects, and primates. Fierce aloe Aloe ferox is reputed to have narcotic nectar, which may be why it is especially popular with South African monkeys, baboons, and even humans!