On the drive, there, Samson stopped and purchased bags of peanuts from a street vendor. I didn’t think much of it; maybe he was taking them home to his kids, until he started handing them out to us in the parking lot of the park. I still wasn’t thinking much of it – was I just exhausted by then or just overwhelmed by seeing all these animals all day?
We walked into the park and within just a few moments, Sykes monkeys began cautiously approaching on the ground and jumping through the trees. As soon as they realized we had nuts on us, they went nuts, begging and stealing as much as they could.
At first Rachel wanted nothing to do with the monkeys, but she warmed up to them after a while.
Everyone else took their turn as monkeys jumped on their shoulders and snatched whatever they could.
Kenzie was probably the most enamored with the little primates.