Monday, April 23, 2007

Spider Monkey

In the Naples Zoo there are several small islands that are home to a variety of species of monkeys and lemurs. A boat tour around the islands is a good way to photograph them because there are no cages. The water is a natural barrier.

One little spider monkey put on quite a show for the tourists as we passed by in a small tour boat that held about 30 people. It used its prehensile tail to swing around upside down in the trees, capturing the attention of everyone on the boat. The monkey in today's photos was the most active one we saw.





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