Monkey Bridge

Posted on December 10, 2009  Comments (2)

Monkey see Monkey do

When you visit Diani Beach, Kenya’s version the Florida keys, look up and you’ll see 20 rope bridges swinging over the highway – what’s that little bulge with a tail? Before you flash by, you will realise that it’s a monkey sitting up there. Yes it’s watching you! And then, a burst of action as an entire troop of black and white might start galloping across the wildly swaying bridge!

Being naturally shy, the colobus initially stared at the bridges gadgets with disdain until the more inquisitive and daring Sykes monkey began to see the logic. Once the Sykes and even vervet monkeys started using the bridges, the colobus followed suit, and are now very comfortable with their arboreal walkways.

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2 Responses to “Monkey Bridge”

  1. Donald
    December 14th, 2009 @ 6:50 am

    The rope walkaways are really great. I wonder how the Monkey is using it effectively ;). My son really liked your video and started bugging me to land at Kenya for next vacation.

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