Back to Belize and my visit to the Community Baboon Sanctuary.
It was two weeks ago today that I visited the famous Community Baboon Sanctuary located in the rural Belize River valley. The sanctuary protects Howler Monkeys, an endangered species , which are locally known as baboons. The 20 square mile sanctuary protects the monkeys environment. Local farmers agreed to protect the monkeys and the trees they live in. It was started , and continues to be run, by a group of local woman.
It was a pleasant drive to the sanctuary and I was given a tour of the grounds by a local guide. We were lucky to meet a few howler monkeys including a mother and her baby. They were as curious as I was. We didn’t get to hear the howling sounds they are famous for but it was still a wonderful experience to see them roaming free in their native habitat. I had uploaded a video of some monkeys I heard howling in Crooked Tree and this is the link if you are interested in what they sound like. It is a frightening sound but cool sound. . http://youtu.be/paPhafpx3PM and here is a link to some more photos I took on my visit to the sanctuary. https://keepyoureyespeeled.net/photographs-2/belize-february-2015/nggallery/belize-2015/baboon-sanctuary-belize
“The earth will not continue to offer its harvest, except with faithful stewardship. We cannot say we love the land and then take steps to destroy it for use by future generations.”
― Pope John Paul II