Melita, a Monk Saki,was the baby of the island before Neeko arrived earlier this week.. and she definitely plays the part. She needs to be attached to something (preferably you) at all times because she scares easily.
Last week, on our walk through the rainforest, we came across a beautiful, white fruit with green and yellow spots. I had never seen one before and asked Gilberto what it was. “Noni!” he exclaimed.
Antony is a crazy three year-old spider monkey and he has the biggest personality on La Isla de Los Monos.
On Sunday, Gilberto took us on a walk through the rainforest!! His island is 430 acres but he only uses a very small clearing for his house and facilities. The rest, he says, is for the monkeys and other animals to live freely without being in danger.
Yesterday we took a trip across the river to a small village called Mazan to buy food and supplies for the monkeys.
While we were in the marketplace of Mazan, Gilberto spotted some children running around with a baby woolly monkey clinging to their shirt.
After a 45 min speed boat ride up the Amazon river, you’ll arrive at La Isla De Los Monos (Monkey Island).
Today we ran errands with Gilberto in order to make sure we have all the food and supplies necessary to stay on the island for the next week. Because we are vegetarian, we needed different items than he’s used to buying.