Friday, July 16, 2010

Using your head to feed a monkey

Why feed a monkey with your hand when you can use your head?

My brother-in-law and I went on a wildlife boat trip in Palo Verde National Park last Sunday. The white-faced Capuchin monkeys were hopping on our boat to get some banana pieces. Lonnie decided to add a little extra style to handing the banana pieces to the monkeys. Here you see a monkey reaching for a piece of banana that was on his head.

I am sure that when my wife and Lonnie's brother, Julie, sees this photo, she will disapprove. She is not a fan of the white-faced Capuchin monkeys because she thinks their facial expressions are too human. White-faced Capuchins are the type of monkeys that organ grinders used. The easily become accustomed to interacting with people.

This week we are showing photos of Hvar, an island off the Dalmatian coast of Croatia, on our Viva la Voyage travel photo site.

7 comments:

brattcat said...

And now his hair has soft texture and a fruity smell. He may be on to something.

Sharon said...

This looks like great fun to me!

Tracy said...

Way to use your head, Lonnie. Have the monkeys ever grabbed a fistful of hair in the process?

Julie ScottsdaleDailyPhoto.com said...

this is a great photo. sounds like you guys had a great time interacting with the monkeys

Jarart said...

That is too funny!

JM said...

How funny! :-)

domino said...

I love animals. They are so intelligent. I hope these monkeys are protected?

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