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S is for (Silent) Scream

22 Apr

(A to Z Blogs April 2015 – Back to Africa)

“Can you tell the driver if I see a monkey I’ll scream,” I said to my soul-sister, Bintu, as we drove from Kigali through Nyungwe Forest National Park headed to East Congo. Forewarned the driver gave us a big heads up when he spotted this fella–and I managed to only scream with excitement on the inside so I could shoot this video for you. ūüėČ

A couple folks couldn’t get this video to operate here. Link to it on youtube with this link:¬†https://youtu.be/tNjbx4xDq3A

L’Hoest’s monkey (Cercopithecus lhoesti), or mountain monkey, is a guenon found in the upper eastern Congo basin. They mostly live in mountainous forest areas in small, female-dominated groups. They have a dark coat and can be distinguished by a characteristic white beard. (Wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/L%27Hoest%27s_monkey)

What is it about seeing an animal in the wild?

Terrific.

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 Kristin King is an author, publisher and co-founder of the nonprofit Future Hope Africa which is based in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. She is from Kentucky (USA) and lives as an expat in Holland.

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4 responses to “S is for (Silent) Scream

  1. kristinkingauthor

    April 28, 2015 at 9:06 am

    Yeah–I’ve got a friend heading to see puffins this week. Always something to look forward to.

     
  2. Irene Kucholick

    April 23, 2015 at 2:57 am

    Being on a safari like I was, is very exciting and I went only once. It was to hot and I don’t like snakes. I love your trips and your enthusiasm to go there. Love Irene

     
  3. Sherman Chaudoin

    April 23, 2015 at 1:00 am

    How do we link to the video? Which link do we click on?

    Sent from my iPad

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  4. Rosie Amber

    April 22, 2015 at 9:32 pm

    I’d love to see penguins in the wild, not that you’d see them in the Congo.

     

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