The coolest thing about this trip has been seeing the first hand reaction to the website that I built for the island. Before, the only people who visited were from tour groups, as there were no instructions on how to get here by yourself.
After witnessing Neeko’s strange attachment to the dirty old shirt hanging in the kitchen, our biggest goal this trip has been to work with Neeko and get him playing and acting like a normal monkey of his age.
For the first few days after arriving on the island, we noticed Carina didn’t venture off much or play with the other monkeys. She sat on the roof of the house looking in everyday,waiting for you to come outside.
On Monday at 11:59am Melusca came over to sit under the house and we noticed Carlos was busy running around, surrounding the premises while keeping the other monkeys at a distance. We soon realized that she was in the process of giving birth, but the baby didn’t look healthy.
After leaving La Isla De Los Monos in January, we continued working with the project from home.
The night before we arrived in Iquitos, Flaca gave birth to her baby! For the first few days after it was born, we were unable to get close enough to see it because Martin (the father) has been doing a great job protecting her.