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Atlas Interrupts Interview at Monkeyland in South Africa

Written By: jeff

Posted On: June 18th, 2010

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Outside of Plettenberg Bay, South Africa.  While filming our episode on Monkeyland’s volunteer program, Tom and I were interrupted by one of Monkeyland‘s favorite inhabitants, Atlas, a white-handed gibbon.  When I realized that he wasn’t going to stick around very long, I quickly got behind the camera to catch him swinging away.  Tom told me that gibbons are known as the ¨little men of the forest.¨ And, after seeing him swing away (and earlier walk away from us on the ground), I saw why.  You just want to go up and give him a good hug. But, these guys are fairly strong and it probably wouldn’t have ended pretty had I done that.  So, I am grateful for the footage I got during my shoot, and for hearing him sing throughout the day from afar.  Atlas just might make another appearance on

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2 Responses to “Atlas Interrupts Interview at Monkeyland in South Africa”

  1. I think I know that guy, we monkeys all stay connected.

  2. jeff says:

    Nice gravatar!

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