Category Archives: Chimpanzees

Friday Funnies: Monkey-Business

While it is the human-like qualities of primates that attracts us to watch and enjoy them, it is the case that in rural Africa – at least the parts in which I’ve lived and travelled – they are simply considered … Continue reading

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Visitors on the Wild Side of Lake Tanganyika – I

Updated 9-11-12 Part II is here:Visitors on the Wild Side of Lake Tanganyika – II Over the years I have enjoyed (or not) the gifting, invasion, or other means of learning about the creatures of this part of central Africa.  Wildlife … Continue reading

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Monkey Business – 19th. Century and Now

Monkeys and gorillas in the 19th century were – and continue to be – found throughout tropical and sub-tropical Africa.  When colonial explorers began to encounter them, it was thought they might be somehow related to humans, and it was … Continue reading

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Visitors on the Wild Side of Lake Tanganyika – II

Part I is here: Visitors on the Wild Side of Lake Tanganyika – I  Moving ‘up’ the wildlife chain…  We have many guinea fowl in the wild – and a while back I was given a clutch to keep.  They make excellent … Continue reading

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Relocating the Chimps

Burundi Wildlife Over the past couple of weeks I have been engaged in relocating a couple of juvenile chimps from the grounds of the Hotel Club du Lac, located on the shores of Lake Tanganyika, to a small ‘living museum‘ in … Continue reading

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