Wednesday, April 7, 2010
The Monkeys are back.
The monkeys finally made a reappearance after being absent for about two weeks. Lots of Mothers and their tiny babies clinging to their backs like little jockeys. In Spanish, they are called mono titis...squirrel monkeys. They are some of the smallest primates; the largest probably not weighing more than 3 pounds.
This is the season for the Mother's to have their babies. The older siblings tagging along and sometimes preforming babysitting duties. The squirrel monkeys are extremely affectionate. Other monkeys stop to pet and offer kisses to the babies while the mothers stop their almost constant movement and rest for a bit. They never cease to fascinate me.