HEADER CHALLENGE - 22-01-14
WILD ANIMALS by Christine
Watch my short film and let me know what you think?
My Header this week comes from Gibraltar
featuring - The Barbary Apes - Macaca Sylvanis - which are WILD Tail-less monkeys.
The Guardians of Gibraltar
sitting on the observation Platform over-seeing all they survey.
Let me tell you a few facts on these Monkeys and a little on Gibraltar.
These Wild monkeys are very tame - as you will have seen in the short film - they will pounce on you - if you are carrying any food with you - Thats why they are fed often by a scattering of fruit.
They look so cute - but be aware - at all times, I recommend that if you do visit Gibraltar, Walk or take the cable-Car to the top and see the amazing views of Gibraltar.
How did these Wild Monkeys arrive in Gibraltar?
There are a few stories on how - here's just one
Its said that Gibraltar is linked to Africa by a subterranean passage way - running over 15 miles long under the Strait of Gibraltar and maybe leads from St Michaels Cavern.
Here's St Michaels Cavern and its Stalagtites
Cave Art has been found dating back 15-20 thousand years old also 2 Skulls were found that tells That this Cavern could have been discovered and used as early as 40,000BC.
Here's the Famous Rock of Gibraltar - which has long been considered to be one of the Pillars of Hercules, what fantastic views we can see from here.
Here's the famous runway that has the main road crossing it also the border between Gibraltar and Spain.
To finish lets have another look at these cheeky Monkeys
Here we see Julie shaking a little with being so close,bless her.
Hope you all enjoyed my choice of Wild Animals - now go to my side bar - near my shield and see what the other Headbangers choice is.