Day 14–Meerkats, Monkeys and More

0V7C0909Today was  a massively busy day of animals. First we were up bright and early to seem some wild meerkats with Meerket Adventrues. You’re taken to a property just after sunrise (bit later in winter) and have a welcome cuppa before walking down to the burrows.

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The we sit and wait….until one appears.

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It stands and suns itself for a bit and then a 2nd one appears.

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Then all of a sudden there’s 7 of them not 10 metres from you.

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We sit and watch them play and sunbath for a bit…and then they move off to find food.

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Cool experience where you get to see wild meerkats that have been habituated to human presence.

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Then we drove down to Plettenberg Bay and visited a few local parks.

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First up was Monkeyland.

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You get an hour guided tour in with the 11 various monkey and ape species they have there.

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They also have a pair of elusive gibbons which look very human like on 2 legs.

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Don’t forget the quick squirrel monkeys who do not look at the camera.

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This grumpy guy from India

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Some imports from South America.

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And of course the coolest looking mobile phone tower.

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On the way back we stopped at Jukani owned by the same people.

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This has a bunch of interesting cats – lions, tigers,

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jaguar,

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cougars etc.

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Sad to see these are all rescues that were either illegal pets, abandoned pets, ex zoo animals etc. but good to see they now have a home more appropriate to their needs.