Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Exotic Zanzibar: Monkeys

Zanzibar is famous for its spices, its old city, and its monkeys.


OK, maybe they aren't as famous as the other attractions, but they still make for a great outing.

About half an hour from Stone Town is Jozani-Chwaka Bay National Park, a reserve that encompasses beautiful hardwood forests, brackish mangroves, ferns galore, and two species of monkey: the endangered Zanzibar Red Colobus monkey (top and bottom photos) and the smaller Blue (or Sykes) Monkey (middle photo).

The monkeys didn't come quite as close as the Mayotte Lemurs did, but they put on a good show.

Highlights included several very young monkeys (of both species) and a colobus that reminded us of Einstein.

1 comment:

  1. I really like the animals and the monkeys are my favorites, thanks for the blog is very interesting, and the last pic is very funny... jaja...