This is my third or fourth time at the zoo this year- getting good use of our Christmas present- and each time something is a little different. Usually neither good or bad changes, just slightly different from the previous visit. One time the bears were quite playful, another time our favorite tiki monkeys mysteriously vanished (that was a little sad--cutest monkeys ever!) But most of the zoo is the same time after time. (again, not bad same...just consistent). That being said, I don't think I'll ever get a chance to see this again.
There was a black and white colobus monkey making the strangest noises I've ever heard. I'm not sure what he was trying to say, it sounded sad. My mom said it sounded like he was mourning. I tried to look it up later this week before I blogged about it. (I wanted to look smart) but I couldn't ever find any other sounds like this.
There was a pubescent boy hanging on the fence goading the monkey, repeating the calls and laughing. I'm not sure if he contributed the what the monkey was doing or not...but you can hear the boy once in the video. *I know the video isn't the best, I wasn't very steady...I got bumped a few times by fellow gawkers*
You could hear the sound from almost anywhere in the zoo. It went on for a long time. I hope the monkey wasn't really mourning. It bothers me that I'll never know what he was thinking. So if any of you out there are monkey experts please enlighten me. Or if you just want to take a stab at guessing, I'm game for that too.