Today my interest lies the monkeys of Kruger National Park. The monkeys and the baboons. First, the monkeys.
Vervet monkeys are a known ‘threat’ around the camps. They are probably the cutest monkeys I’ve ever seen, but they’re known for hanging around the camps and stealing food. I didn’t think this was such a serious threat, until I left my packet of sugar on the table outside and turned my back for about 10 seconds. A monkey came, grabbed and was gone, off to indulge in a sugary feast.
They do look pretty sitting on the fence at dawn though. This particular incident happened at Crocodile Bridge Rest Camp.
And second, that baboons.
As I was exploring a mountainous area in the south of the park, the Steilberg Loop, to be exact, I came across this family of baboons. First I saw these two, looking like someone just told a really funny joke and they’re cracking themselves up. Just a few metres further I saw a little family. It looks like that picture taken just before the well-posed, all-smiling family photo is taken, with some looking away and some still getting into position.
I’m currently on a six-week trip in the Kruger National Park, so excuse me if my blog revolves around animals for the next while. You can follow my journey on Twitter (@Adelgreen) or the hashtag #crossingkruger.