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A Few of the Monkeys From Monkeyland, Primate Sanctuary

Written By: jeff

Posted On: August 15th, 2011

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Tons of little squirrel monkeys in Monkeyland. Copyright CareerBreakSecrets.com

Monkeyland sits just outside Plettenberg Bay in South Africa in the Tsitsikama Forest. This is the place where monkeys come to be rescued from the care or use of humans. If it wasn’t for Monkeyland, these animals would likely be dead, or worse, living caged or abandoned. But here, they thrive, they live as they were meant to until they die. Some were former pets, some came from labs, zoos and circuses. All the monkeys are vegetarians and by supplementing the food they get from the forest, the multiple species inside the protected complex co-exist without fighting each other.

Monkeyland has several walking monkey safaris daily. It allows people to get up close and personal with the monkeys…without any contact between the humans and monkeys. And, there’s a volunteer program that’s free to those that qualify.

Monkeyland Primate Sanctuary, Plettenberg Bay

Ring-Tailed Lemurs

Native to Madagascar, these guys’ numbers are dwindling rapidly. But, you’ll see plenty of them around Monkeyland.

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Ring-Tailed Lemurs. Copyright CareerBreakSecrets.com

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Feeding stations are critical for giving the monkeys their sustenance for the day. Copyright CareerBreakSecrets.com

Black Lemurs

There aren’t as many in Monkeyland, but if you’re lucky, you might just catch one in the trees hanging out.

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There aren't many there. But, keep your eyes peeled. Copyright CareerBreakSecrets.com

Capuchin Monkeys

Native to South America, capuchins are popular as pets. But, when they grow up, they are harder to keep domesticated. So, Monkeyland is a great home for them.

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Charmaine is one of the more popular monkeys there. Copyright CareerBreakSecrets.com

Squirrel Monkeys

Tiny but tough. These guys are also native to South America. You might see them alone some. But, once they get excited, they let out a high-pitched scream that brings many more to the rescue.

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Squirrel monkeys are everywhere. Copyright CareerBreakSecrets.com

In addition, other monkeys you might see are spectacled langurs, black and white lemurs, a white handed gibbon (named Atlas who interrupted my filming), howler monkeys and if you’re lucky, a bush baby!

Check out the podcast I filmed at Monkeyland while shooting our episode. So, while you’re planning to travel to South Africa, don’t forget to check out the Birds of Eden and Monkeyland in Plettenberg Bay.

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