A personal selection of photographs with their stories.
SEPTEMBER 2006: Curious monkey
Normally we don’t meet monkeys in European cities, they are also absent in urban parks. In Brazil, little monkeys are quite common in the major urban parks. In Belo Horizonte, for instance, they are found in Parque Municipal and in Parque Mangabeiras. These monkeys are called micos, the complete Portuguese term is mico-estrela. The scientific name is Callithrix penicillata, black tufted marmoset in English. These monkeys live in small groups in trees and climb from tree to tree in search for food. Brazilians love to watch these little creatures, who gratefully accept bananas and other fruits. The monkey in the photograph was not very shy; it was very curious. Nevertheless it kept watching my camera with a suspicious look.
© Adriano Antoine Robbesom 2006, 2014