Monday, August 12, 2013

A large baby monkey hitching a ride on his mother

I mentioned yesterday that we have banana trees in the area, and we also have monkeys.  It is not often that you seen them right in town, but these monkeys were on the guard house for the condos across the street from our Playa Langosta condo.

This baby howler monkey seems rather large to still be hitching a ride on his mother's back.  I would think that the mother should tell him that it is time to swing and jump from branch to branch on his own.

I guess this is yet additional evidence of the theory of evolution, as teenage monkeys can be lazy, too.

This week we are showing photos from Tanzania on our Viva la Voyage travel photo site, featuring photos of elephants and giraffes, including some teenage elephants fighting.

7 comments:

Sharon said...

Must be having difficulty leaving the nest.

Lowell said...

Love this! I know lots of kids that don't want to leave home and head out on their own! It's an epidemic!

Judy said...

Sometimes moms have to to give the young ones a nudge to get them to go out on their own. It looks like this child is old enough to go it alone.

Jack said...

Dave, this is an adult monkey that has already graduated from college and returned home where there is no rent and the food is good.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

I have a 'monkey' of my own who's about to climb off my back Dave :))) I'll miss her :(

Karl Demetz said...

Mom is Mom :)
I like this.

Stefan Jansson said...

Ha, great scene.

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