Monthly Archives: April 2010

A long journey for a favored food!

Though we are nearing the end of the wet season at Mizimu, it is still raining regularly. Most mornings we wake up to the sound of raindrops pelting the tarps over our tents. The good news is that the rain has allowed a favored food of the mangabeys to ripen, the fruit of Lettowianthus stellatus. […]

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Expert Foragers – Expertos forrajeadores

A favored food of the Sanje mangabeys is the fruit of Parinari excelsa, a large canopy tree found in abundance in Mwanihana Forest, especially around Mizimu camp. Not only do they like the pulp of ripe Parinari, the mangabeys also enjoy eating the old dried Parinari seeds that fell from the trees the previous year.  […]

Udzungwa Mountains in the news

Hi everybody, We just found this article in the Daily News, a Tanzanian newspaper. The Unesco seems to be in the process of making the Uduzungwa Mountains National Park, where our group of Sanje mangabey lives, a World Heritage Site. If this actually materializes, it would be excellent news for the conservation of this endangered […]