Today like every day we see the wild ones, both Araguato/ Howler and Capuchin monkeys, visiting the canopy above our compound. The monkeys, driven out by men constructing primitive dwellings in areas where formerly the monkeys dwelt. Here at Canaote they find food. Mango, Hobo, Mamon and others.
We are also a botanic garden with many tropical fruits which we have collected from around the world. This collection started 18 years ago when we first arrived in Venezuela and has continued ever since. This has meant that some of our trees are mature and produce an abundance of fruit. What a treasure trove these disinherited monkeys find when they visit us.
Complete with accompanying music by the Howler Monkey voice choir.No wonder they want to return to us time and time again.
Our picture taken this afternoon showing the some of the many wild ones visiting us.
Our work at Canaote is to protect the wild ones and provide a clean and safe home for the abandoned and the maltreated.