by Tim Ajax, Director
Born Free USA Primate Sanctuary
Some people monkey around a little, some people monkey around a lot, and then there's Tim. He's a prince among primates, presiding over hundreds of fellow bipeds in the often-brutal Texas outdoors. There's no ape escape for Tim and his crew, but no matter. They love to help macaques, baboons and vervets live out their lives with as much freedom as possible. And like peeling a banana, Tim's blogs take you to the good stuff inside — with a steady supplement of Texas weather updates, of course!
Fall has arrived at the Sanctuary bringing a welcome drop in temperatures. The mornings are now cooler and the monkeys start their day by sitting as high as they can in the trees to catch those early morning rays from the sun. I saw my first armadillo of the fall this week, shuffling along the perimeter fence of the monkey enclosures, seemingly unperturbed by my presence.
Loekey and Frankie are getting along well. I have not yet seen Logan and Loekey together. Logan is definitely curious about Loekey, but remains cautious. This is unlike young Frankie who has taken a dominant position with both Logan and Loekey.
India and Gilbert continue to spend most of their time together. It is so nice to watch them grooming each other and sharing food together. At the weekend I saw Gilbert being groomed by both India and Florence at the same time. He was clearly enjoying the attention!
Until next week,