Monkeys are so cute!
These are vervet monkeys.
They spend time in trees and also on the ground. It's hard to get them to
pose for pictures............
...............and they are hard to
photograph because their faces are so dark and their fur is quite
light. They have a little pink around their eyes too.
Each day when we went out from
Oliphants we stopped for tea and a rusk at an overlook by the river. It's
a good place to look down on hippos and sometimes elephants. Often there
are baboons hanging around that you have to watch out for. This morning we
saw an adorable mother vervet monkey with a baby clinging to her and nursing
sometimes. We thought she was adorable.
We had closed our van windows, but
another car up there hadn't. As fast as you can imagine, this sweet little
monkey jumped in through the partly open window, into the back seat, grabbed a
roll of hard candy, and jumped out again--all with the baby still gripping her
tummy. The car owners ran yelling at her to get out, but she was long gone
before they could even get to the car. She ran up a tree and put on the
innocent act again. As you can see, the baby couldn't care