Saturday, 1 October 2016

Monkeying around at the airport

To get to Harar in eastern Ethiopia without spending two days on a bus I had to catch a plane to the nearest city, Dire Dawa, which is as dire as its name suggests. However, it has one redeeming feature - a band of monkeys which hang out at the airport, clambering over the airport terminal and running around in the car park. Best pre-flight entertainment I've had.

Subsequent research tells me these are grivet monkeys, found only in Ethiopia, Sudan and Eritrea. Curiously, the males have bright blue balls.

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