When we stayed at La Estancia, not only did we see lots of birds, a family of moneys were also frequent visitors. According to my research, they are Geoffroy’s tamarins, a small, furry, and lively monkey. We had such a good time watching them, and they were also quite tame, not minding at all that there were people close by. One afternoon while they were waiting for fresh bananas to be delivered, one even took a cookie from Joel’s hand.
They were fun to watch on the bunch of bananas.
Hanging out, waiting for bananas.
We’re still waiting for bananas!
Look closely and you will see two babies on this mama’s back!
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We live in David, Chiriqui Provence, Republic of Panama! This blog is about some of our experiences in our new country.
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The monkeys are great entertainment during breakfast. La Estancia was the first and third place we stayed at on our first trip to Panama in 2012.
What a great place to stay! We’d heard about it for a while, and I’m really glad we decided to spend some time there. Yes, the monkeys definitely are great entertainment!
How fun is that! love the pictures
Yes, great fun! Thanks, glad you enjoyed the pictures 🙂
Oh, so that’s what they are! They are so cute. Thanks for the research, Kris.
Someone mentioned “tamarind” (wish I could remember who) so I did some looking around, and it didn’t take long to find a match.
Wow.. what beautiful monkeys. Very striking colors.
Yes they are! 🙂
I remember the monkeys were quite a pestilence in Rishikesh (India). They invaded the place in the morning and made a complete chaos everywhere. They went on the balconies of the guest houses and smashed bottles and glasses while looking for food and drinks.
One of them even came into my room and went through the trash as I was sitting on the bed!
I’ve heard a bit about that. These were bold and energetic too, and probably would have stolen your breakfast too if given a chance. Thankfully though there was only a small family of them and they weren’t there all the time. I don’t know how I would feel about one in my room! They are cute and all that, but they also have teeth and are very strong, and probably wouldn’t hesitate to defend something they wanted.
Exactly my thoughts as well. You really don’t want to feel their teeth buried in your flesh.
I took a strap that I used to fasten luggage to my motorcycle and slapped the monkey, so now I can officially and proudly (?) say that I’ve spanked a monkey 😀
LOL Oh dear.. but under the circumstances the monkey needed spanking!
The monkeys are so cute! Did they do a lot of talking? What a wonderful trip. I’m so glad you share your adventure with us 🙂
The monkeys were pretty much silent, only a bit of chatter if there was a dispute over who got the bananas first. I’m glad you enjoyed my posts 🙂