Sunny's one of the monkeys with her hands full with a new little one. She's a first-time mommy, and so far she appears to be taking to the job quite well. Like all the other new babies, hers is healthy, bright-eyed, and energetic..
|A little protective....|
|Different kinds of moms|
|Nad looking queenly while being groomed by Catherine|
|Brave Baby Ivan|
|Luke really prefers chocolate, but he'll take vanilla in a pinch...|
|Mmmm...Cornetto. Not so good for Achilles' figure.|
But mostly it was just good, clean monkey fun. Well...as clean as you can get in a storm drain.
Even Achilles got in on the fun. He was just wrestling, even though it looks like attempted murder. And no, he isn't secretly a vampire.
We managed to tear ourselves away from the monkeys long enough to go on a hike around Bukit Timah. The other wildlife wasn't really out in force, but we did see a few clouded monitors sunning themselves along the path, and I spotted this sweet little baby monitor foraging around deep in the weeds. I ensconced myself in a shrub and acquired a preposterous number of mosquito bites to get a closer look and a photo.
We wandered out to Rifle Range Rd where I got a special bonus for the day- abandoned buildings! And with bars, no less! Creepy, eh?
If you get as excited about abandoned buildings as I do, don't forget to go see Haunted Changi while it's still out in theaters!
After our hike, we headed out of the reserve to go get some dinner, and we ran into the monkeys again, still lounging around the same spot they'd been in all afternoon. Bryan got some more photography practice in, and I watched the babies romping around, testing their shaky new limbs. While I was engrossed in baby-watching, a juvenile sidled up next to me and started grooming my arm. What a sweetheart!
|Feel free to admire his awesome Ranger Rick hat|
What a good day for nature!