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Tivoli, Saint Patrick, Grenada
 

Mona Monkey

 
 
Mona Monkey Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, June 2, 2019
1. Mona Monkey Marker
Inscription.  

Mona Monkey
(Cercopithecus mona)

They were introduced to Grenada as pets, from West Africa during the slave trade in the late 1600s. They are primarily found in rainforests, like Grand Etang, towards the midde and top of the trees. They mainly feed on fruits and vegetables, insects and small leaves. They save food in cheek pouches while hunting. The females are sexually matured at 5 years old and their gestation period is typically between 5 & 6 months. Their life span is up to 30 years. Males weigh 10-15 pounds and females up to 10 pounds. They are very social and active animals. They spend time grooming each other during the day, and they cuddle each other to sleep during the night. Males exhibit a deep vocalization or “moan” in order to define their territory and rank.

Belmont Estate does note support the keeping of monkeys as pets. We are committed to the protection and preservation of Grenada’s Mona monkeys. Our Wildlife Foundation intends to establish a Mona Monkey Reserve here at Belmont Estate.
 
Erected by Belmont Estate.
 
Location.
Mona Monkey Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, June 2, 2019
2. Mona Monkey Marker
The Mona monkeys and marker can be seen to the left, with Belmont Estate buildings to the right, some still showing damage from Hurricane Ivan in 2004.
12° 10.533′ N, 61° 37.647′ W. Marker is in Tivoli, Saint Patrick. Marker can be reached from Belmont just west of Tivoli, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 19 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Welcome to the Grand Etang Forest Reserve (approx. 11.7 kilometers away in Saint Andrew); Fort Frederick (approx. 18.6 kilometers away in Saint George); In the Bowels of the Fort (approx. 18.6 kilometers away in Saint George); Backwards Facing Forts (approx. 18.6 kilometers away in Saint George); Marryshow House (approx. 19 kilometers away in Saint George); St. George's Methodist Church (approx. 19.1 kilometers away in Saint George); Grenada Seamen and Waterfront Workers’ Union (approx. 19.1 kilometers away in Saint George); Destruction of the Bianca C (approx. 19.2 kilometers away in Saint George).
 
Also see . . .
1. Mona monkey. (Submitted on June 12, 2019, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.)
2. Belmont Estate website. (Submitted on June 12, 2019, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.)
 
Categories. AnimalsColonial Era
 
Belmont Estate ruins image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, June 2, 2019
3. Belmont Estate ruins
Nearby Belmont Estate cacao drying area and warehouses image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, June 2, 2019
4. Nearby Belmont Estate cacao drying area and warehouses
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 12, 2019. This page originally submitted on June 12, 2019, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 61 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on June 12, 2019, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.
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