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So here is a post based on what the blog is named after, a camera trap in Cornwall. I had a lot of chicken pieces left over from dinner and...

Monday, 4 January 2016

Only Know Footage of Golden Bellied Mangabey (Cercocebus chrysogaster) in the Wild (Updated)

I have uploaded my only known footage of this species in the wild before but this is a much better video. It has been stabilised better and had a lot of the visual noise reduced. This makes for better viewing.

While I was in the Democratic Republic of Congo habituating bonobos I came across some other very special animals. One of the most memorable encounters was with a rare DRC endemic. the golden bellied mangabey (Cercocebus chrysogaster). Few people have seen this little know species. I was lucky enough not only to see them but film them. We where following the bonobos up a rather steep hill. When we got to the top we where surprised to see a different primate there. The mangabeys showed no fear towards us. We where probably the first humans they had come in contact with thus showing us no fear. These naive communities are rare since humans are everywhere. You can hear the strange chattering and also the bonobos in the background. Strangely they showed no fear of the bonobos either even though I had seen bonobos eat red colobus monkey. I hope you enjoy this rare and exclusive short video showing the only know footage of this species in the wild.