The Monkeys at play – April 2008

The aspects unseen in this video are those interactions between myself – mother and film maker – and the babies seen here. For the first time Ozzie, Diddy and Kennedy jumped onto my shoulder to look into the view finder of the camcorder where they saw what I was filming, this being one of their siblings playing and jumping.

It is always fascinating to watch monkeys or baboons watching a tv screen, especially when the view is primate related. Even when there is a male or female presenter on a tv screen, a foster baby baboon or monkey watching will communicate depending on the gender of the presenter. Different verbal sounds are used for males and females whether they are non human primates or human.

These babies are between 5 and 6 and half months old now.


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