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June 3, 2015

A Siesta For The Parents, But Playing Never Stops For The Kids…

Filed under: Activities,Apenheul,PHOTOGRAPHY,THE NETHERLANDS — kiwidutch @ 1:00 am
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Family Kiwidutch are visiting Apenheul, a primate zoo in the east of the Netherlands. The bitter cold has kept most of the monkeys indoors, which after we have walked outside for a while, can personally confirm was a brilliant idea. The indoor enclosures are well heated, in fact some of glass panels are steaming up from the heat. The glass viewing walls are very thick, so getting a decent photograph is tricky but in this post the yellow breasted capuchins, bonobos and orangatangs were too busy playing, sleeping or eating to pay much attention to us anyway. Let’s look first at the bonobos, who look a little wee bit like chimps but have big bottoms…

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

Then the yellow breasted capuchins…

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

The “lump” on Mama’s back is her baby, hanging on very tightly…

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

The spent a few minutes outside and then retreated back to the warm…

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

The  orangatangs… all the older ones were taking a siesta, the young ones preferred to play…

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

 

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