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 Post subject: Lucky, the monkey
PostPosted: Thu Mar 27, 2008 9:40 am 
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My husband Paul works in the Congo. There is a wild monkey who visits their office. He has been offering her fruit, and sometimes she allows him to scratch her. Yesterday he left his arm lying next to her after a little scratch and she groomed him back!

Lucky is officially a Cercopithecus ascanius (species) which is also known as: Black-cheeked White-nosed Monkey, or Red-tailed Guenon, or Red-tailed Monkey, or Redtail Monkey, or Schmidt's Guenon.

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 27, 2008 9:59 am 
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Oh - how cute!!!!

What are your husband doing? Must be pretty long to travel? Or am I misunderstanding some geography again...?? 8)


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 27, 2008 11:51 am 
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Hi, Kirsti.

He is a "Project Planning Engineer" - he makes sure that "the job" stays on time, in budget, and according to contract specification.

Yes, it is a long travel. I am in South Africa and the Congo is in Central Africa. He leaves here at about 6pm and flies about 3 hours to Pretoria - sleeps there - then flies about 6 hours to Lubumbashi in the Congo. Then he travels by road (which is mostly potholes) about 2 hours to the construction site!

It is just so special that he gained trust from this little creature!

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 27, 2008 11:59 am 
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Yes, THAT was a long travel!!!

And the trust of the monkey was absolutely beautiful!! :D


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 05, 2008 1:06 pm 
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how lovele and rare
I think you are the only one here with a monkey :D

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 05, 2008 4:12 pm 
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Tanja,

:lol: :lol: :lol: We don't "have" any monkeys - they just visit sometimes!

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 05, 2008 8:17 pm 
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Glen - my husband tells me he have never seen anything like this monkey... (Neither have I of course, but that is not sooo strange.. My husband is a nature-photographer and very interested in wild animals).

He also says he wants to visit Congo sometime to take pictures og the gorillas....

Oh - and I came to think of, wouldn't it be wondeful if we all put out pictures of "surroundings" and animals where we live, and tell a bit about the country??? :D :lol: :lol:

Maybe we should start another topic for this in AND lifestyle.... 8)


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Wow Glen, what a beautiful Monkey!
That must be almost worth missing you :)

And Kirsti, that is an excellent idea!

When I have time I shall start a topic about Belgium, the country, culture, food, landscape, animals and we can all do that! Great!

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 05, 2008 10:31 pm 
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That would be very interesting.

:lol: - AND Africa, AND Europe, AND America, AND British Isles, AND everywhere!

It sounds like we want to take over the world!

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Glen Grobler wrote:
That would be very interesting.

:lol: - AND Africa, AND Europe, AND America, AND British Isles, AND everywhere!

It sounds like we want to take over the world!


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 08, 2008 8:38 pm 
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I know you don't have the monkye
We just have monkey's in zoo's here so :wink:

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