Don’t be misled by the place being described as a sanctuary. The monkeys live in Boabeng- Fiema on their own volition. They are not confined in any way. They live in a beautiful co-existence with the humans.
An interesting story is told of how the humans and the over 1000- monkey population came to live together for 150 years.Don’t be misled by the place being described as a sanctuary. The monkeys live in Boabeng-Fiema on their own volition. They are not confined in any way. They live in a beautiful co-existence with the humans.
The humans of Boabeng and Fiema believe that these monkeys are sacred. Mysterious stories are told of how misfortune befalls anyone who intentionally kills a monkey. This may be hard to believe in Western countries, but it holds a lot of truth for the people of Boabeng and Fiema.
It is believed that a young man and his entire family suffered mysterious deaths after he intentionally plundered one of the small monkeys to death for eating his food stuffs.
This myth, coupled with the adorably playful nature of the monkeys is the reason why they have peacefully coexisted with the humans for over a century and a half.
There is the typical Georffroys, that is the Black and White Colobus, and the Campbell's Mona which are smaller in size.
The Mona’s are the friendliest of the group. They come close to humans enough to take food from visitors, photographs, amongst others.
The Colobus, however like to stay on the tree tops, feeding mostly off fresh foliage.
Once it has been purified to meet all set standards, essential nutrients - calcium, magnesium, and bicarbonates. Don’t forget to take some bottles ‘Take Me Along’ (330ml, 500ml, 700ml) with you on your trip to Boabeng-Fiema.
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