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 Post subject: Re: Samango Monkeys in Kruger
Unread postPosted: Thu Mar 03, 2011 8:35 pm 
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Just for the record :-

Samango is common in Oribi Gorge.

Samango take the place of Vervet as camp nuisance in Cape Vidal.


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 Post subject: Vervet and Samango Monkey
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For many years I carried around the notion that the two are easily confused with each other.
In Natal we were alerted by our neighbours one morning that the shy troop of Samango's were in camp. 8)
They certainly resemble each other very fleetingly.

Both photo's made in the same camp.

Vervet Monkey Male

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Samango Monkey Male

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 Post subject: Re: Vervet and Samango Monkey
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In my opinion a samango monkey is incredibly naughty we used to stay on a farm in goerges valley and we had a troop of samango monkeys that used to visit our house daily, we noticed our dogs were getting extremely thin even though they were being fed twice a day and then we saw it the samangos would divert the dogs attention while the others stole their dog food out their bowls, my alsatian naturally couldn't resist chasing them it was his highlight reel for the day and then came back to an empty bowl it eventually cost us to give the dogs food and the samangos against our will not long after we then had a whole peacock family doing the same thing needless to say our Dog Food was a hefty expense!! Eish

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 Post subject: Re: Vervet and Samango Monkey
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:lol: That's clever!


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 Post subject: Re: Vervet and Samango Monkey
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:lol: That's clever!


Clever it was but what I still find so fascinating till this day is that they loved DOG FOOD! Seriously If I hadn't seen an experienced it with my own eyes I would never have believed it if someone had told me that peacocks loved dog food not to mention the monkeys lol :D

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 Post subject: Samango Monkeys
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Hi everyone
I have been searching along the Luvuvhu for these monkeys but cant seem to find them. My guide (Soogdiere van Suid-Afrika) shows them to only be in the very North-Eastern part of South Africa wich I reckon is along the Luvuvhu and Limpopo rivers?



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 Post subject: Re: Samango Monkeys
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I know where you can find them but I'm not saying......:w: not a sanpark but in Magoebaskloof I know they can become trouble around the houses sometimes.

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 Post subject: Re: Samango Monkeys
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Wildkyker we have seen a few of them in Magoebaskloof en route to Kruger. NetEk also mentioned Magoebaskloof. We have never seen them in Kruger though. I do not know whether they may be present in the far northern corners of the Kruger National Park or not . It would be interesting to know :hmz:.

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 Post subject: Re: Samango Monkeys
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Hi Wildkyker,

We visited a park in Natal near St Lucia (not sure whether I can mention the name) way back in 1998.
We saw quite a few of them there back then but would not know whether they are still in the area.

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 Post subject: Re: Samango Monkeys
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This is very interesting.
So the question now is, are there any Samango Monkeys in the Kruger? :hmz: :hmz:


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 Post subject: Re: Samango Monkeys
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We visited Pafuri Camp last year Sept. While there,we asked the guide about the Samango Monkeys. Apparently they were previously seen in the Pafuri area. Quite a few years ago, however, a flood destroyed a ?Wild Fig (I think that was the tree - not sure anymore) forrest that was found adjacent to the Luvuvhu. And this is where these monkeys came to eat. Since that's been destroyed - they moved out of the area, and haven't been seen for years.That's the way I remember the story. But the bottomline is that they are no longer seen, although they were seen there many years ago.

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 Post subject: Re: Samango Monkeys
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Hi Wildkyker - you can have a look here for some additional information in our existing topic on Samango Monkey
I will merge the two shortly :wink:

:thumbs_up: Bushbuddies, I sure hope one day they will return to that area.

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