SKAL Garden Route member in Miami to receive international award
Skål Garden Route is delighted to announce that the South African Animal Sanctuary Alliance (SAASA), owners of Monkeyland in The Crags, 2 more sanctuaries in Plet (The Crags) & 1 in Balito, KZN is the winner of the 2019 Sustainable Tourism Award in the category Major Tourist Attractions. Lara Mostert was in Miami to collect the award on behalf of SAASA.ational invited entries for the 2019 Sustainable Tourism Awards. A total of 56 entries from 25 countries from all over the world have this year competed.
Tiny 4.2 million-year-old monkey discovery casts new light on evolution
Nanopithecus browni weighed just one kilogram and was the size of a pineapple.
The discovery of a tiny monkey which weighed no more than a pineapple may change scientists’ understanding of how primates evolved. Researchers working in Kenya have found a 4.2 million-year-old fossil of a miniature monkey which only weighed one kilogram. The newly discovered species, Nanopithecus browni, is the same size as the world’s smallest Old World monkey, the talapoin.
What Nut-Eating Gorillas in Gabon Mean for Human Evolution
Researchers spent 6,000 hours documenting their diet. In Loango National Forest of Gabon, a group of western lowland gorillas sit down to dine. The gorilla diet is not exactly eclectic. It is mostly leaves, but this group does indulge in a fair bit of fruit.
A heaven for Monkeys
TEXT AND PICTURES DALE R MORRIS
Monkeyland, near Plettenberg Bay, is a 12-hectare slice of forest that literally teams with happy smiling monkeys.