Here are some pictures of Schatov and his wife Sophie. Schatov is the biggest of the male Araguatoes at Cañaote. These were taken this morning. I know he looks big and a bit dangerous. But beneath all that hair and that magnificent beard he is still a very nice well tempered monkey. He loves my visits. He sits on my lap and asks for a massage. He is a very proud individual. If I miss a visit, he will sit with his back to me until he thinks I have been punished enough and then he will come to me. Sophie is the perfect adoring wife. She is never more than a few meters away from him. Today we are replacing some of his big bamboo walkways. These are about 20 meters long. They deteriorate in the heavy rains and have to be replaced. He spends his day mainly in his garden. He has hoops (actually, gaily painted bicycle wheels with the spokes removed). He has a couple of hammocks and a swing and of course very extensive bamboo walkways. The table you see is where I sit when I visit him. After I have left he like to sit in my chair. I don't know what that means, he will tell me one day. He is very active and in very good health. Schatov s history is elsewhere on the bog and you can search for it.
Schatov y su esposa Sophie