(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. 😉
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?
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.