Monkey See

Tikal Spider Monkey

Mayan ruins are the main draw at Tikal in northeastern Guatemala, but we were equally interested in the other chief attraction: monkeys. Before we had even left the grounds of our hotel we crossed paths with a group of spider monkeys, including this little guy, who energetically entertained us by swinging from his tail and other antics—our first-ever sighting of primates in the wild.

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4 Comments on “Monkey See”

  1. cravesadventure March 14, 2012 at 11:43 am #

    What a cutie – thanks for sharing!


  2. Atari March 14, 2012 at 3:55 pm #

    At least all you got was “monkey see.” He coulda flung some “monkey do” at you!


  3. Erin Hennicke March 14, 2012 at 4:46 pm #

    Awwwww… this little guy–is he the one who knew you had 3 bananas?

    so cute–thanks for sharing!!!



    • Brian March 16, 2012 at 1:18 pm #

      No, that’s a different monkey. We’ve got some great video of that encounter that we’ll post, so stay tuned.


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