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Blue Monkey

Cercopithecus mitis

Description:

I spotted a group of blue monkeys in a village bordering Arusha National Park in Tanzania. Despite the name, blue monkeys are not noticeably blue but is mainly olive or gray apart from the face. Above is a mommy and baby blue monkeys staring at other monkeys looting our bag of tomatoes.

Habitat:

The blue monkey is found in evergreen forests and montane bamboo forests, and lives largely in the forest canopy, coming to the ground infrequently. It is very dependent on humid, shady areas with plenty of water. It eats mainly fruit and leaves, but will take some slower-moving invertebrates. It prefers to live in tall trees which provide both food and shelter.


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30 Comments (1–25)

YukoChartraw
YukoChartraw a year ago

Beautiful monkeys!

DanielePralong
DanielePralong a year ago

Beautiful series!

Ali Hemati Pour
Ali Hemati Pour a year ago

beautiful!!

wonderful.. Thanks for sharing.

MayraSpringmann
MayraSpringmann 2 years ago

Wow! Great series!

Incredable picture, congratulations

Carolina Espinoza
Carolina Espinoza 2 years ago

Great series :)

Carolina Espinoza
Carolina Espinoza 2 years ago

Precious!!!

Gerardo Aizpuru
Gerardo Aizpuru 2 years ago

Congratulations Jinky!
Wonderful series :)

patty
patty 2 years ago

Great spotting Jinky =)

JinkyDee
JinkyDee 2 years ago

@Hans, Stian, and Ludmilf: Thank you for your comments. Much appreciated.
@Cindy: Thanks for the notification about the photo that didn't upload :)

Hans.New
Hans.New 2 years ago

love the first two shots - adoreable.

Stian Waaler
Stian Waaler 2 years ago

Great pictures Jinky!

ludmilf
ludmilf 2 years ago

Perfect photos!

JinkyDee
JinkyDee 2 years ago

Thank you so much for the nice comments and for choosing this photo as spotting of the day. It's a pleasant surprise after being away in the bush for three days without internet connection. Thanks!

Jeannette
Jeannette 2 years ago

Lovely photos :)

Wild Things
Wild Things 2 years ago

Lovely spotting, congratulations!

JoyaMittal
JoyaMittal 2 years ago

its really nice..

Arun
Arun 2 years ago

Congrats .. cool spotting !!

injica
injica 2 years ago

beautiful!!

Apple
Apple 2 years ago

Congratulations on your spotting of the day!

Hema Shah
Hema Shah 2 years ago

beautiful Jinkee dee! The baby is so cute!

AnjaliAnantharam
AnjaliAnantharam 2 years ago

Congrats, Its a beautiful spotting !!

Sachin Zaveri
Sachin Zaveri 2 years ago

Congratulations for Spotting of the Day!
Excellent series,

Yasser
Yasser 2 years ago

Congratulations, this submission has been chosen as Spotting of the Day! Great series!

"The Blue Monkey is a species of Old World monkey native to Central and East Africa. It eats mainly fruit and leaves, but will take some slower-moving invertebrates."

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Arusha, Tanzania

Lat: -3.00, Long: 35.96

Spotted on Mar 6, 2012
Submitted on Mar 6, 2012

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