Zanzibar Red Colobus Monkeys

26 08 2016

Day 3 of our time on Zanzibar took us down to the Jozani forest reserve to see the Zanzibar Red Colobus Monkeys.  For many years, the local farmers have had an ongoing battle with the Zanzibar Red Colobus monkeys due to the monkeys’ predilection for unripened fruit.  However, due to the increasing popularity of the tourist center for visiting the monkeys, more money has been able to reach the villages from tourism, meaning that a small crop loss is outweighed by the tourist value of the monkeys. Slowly, more and more locals are becoming accepting of these primates which are endemic to this part of Zanzibar.

1. The little guy, sticking with mom

Safe with Mom
by Brian Hampson, on Flickr

2. Wide Eyed

Wide Eyed
by Brian Hampson, on Flickr

3. Grabbing a bite

Checking out the food
by Brian Hampson, on Flickr

4. Playful – More fun than a barrel of monkeys

More fun than….
by Brian Hampson, on Flickr

5. There’s always ONE stoner in the crowd

Stoned?
by Brian Hampson, on Flickr

6. Fiddler Crab – bonus

Fiddler Crab (Uca annulipes)
by Brian Hampson, on Flickr

The whole day’s pictures, including the Mangroves and our wanderings in Stone Town can be found in the Flickr album https://flic.kr/s/aHskFHsYos

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Zanzibar Red Colobus Monkeys!

11 02 2013

More from our 2009 Safari!

The Zanzibar red colobus monkey (Procolobus kirkii) is endemic to the southern end of the main island of the Zamzibar archipelago, Unguja. The monkeys like to eat the unripened fruit from the trees in the forest and, of course, from the farmers’ trees too. This propensity for fruit put them in direct conflict with local farmers that used to kill them as pests. With the establishment of the Jozani Forest preserve, the government is able to pay farmers to help preserve the monkeys. The monkeys are no longer seen as pests but as vital tourist attractors. On the ground, the monkeys like to eat charcoal to help their digestive system. They are quite human friendly!

1. Lounging around

Zanzibar red colobus monkey (Procolobus kirkii) by DragonSpeed, on Flickr

2. Curiosity

Zanzibar red colobus monkey (Procolobus kirkii) by DragonSpeed, on Flickr

3. Mrs Dragonspeed and the Monkeys

Mrs Dragonspeed hanging with the Monkeys! by DragonSpeed, on Flickr

4. You’ve disturbed my lunch!

Zanzibar red colobus monkey (Procolobus kirkii) by DragonSpeed, on Flickr

5. High Flying

Zanzibar red colobus monkey (Procolobus kirkii) by DragonSpeed, on Flickr

6. A young’un

Zanzibar red colobus monkey (Procolobus kirkii) by DragonSpeed, on Flickr

7. Whoops – upside down!

Zanzibar red colobus monkey (Procolobus kirkii) by DragonSpeed, on Flickr

8. Just Checking things out

Zanzibar red colobus monkey (Procolobus kirkii) by DragonSpeed, on Flickr

For all the Monkey shots, you can see the set at:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/dragons…th/8458364261/

The rapidly swelling set which has all the pics from our Africa trip as we add them:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/dragons…th/8458364261/








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