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Zanzibar Red Colobus Monkeys
« on: August 26, 2016, 08:17:26 AM »

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
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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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Re: Zanzibar Red Colobus Monkeys
« Reply #1 on: September 09, 2016, 08:40:30 AM »

That crab could be tasty if a bit bigger haha
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Re: Zanzibar Red Colobus Monkeys
« Reply #2 on: September 09, 2016, 09:30:16 AM »

That crab could be tasty if a bit bigger haha
LOL - that was about the size of a loonie! ;)