MAN AND MONKEY by Leonard Williams


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Wild, woolly monkeys are this Englishman's speciality. An ethnologist in the neighborly tradition of Konrad Lorenz, he shares his home with a colony of wild monkeys. The twelve monkeys have had free run of the wooded estate since 1964, and have even established territories which they bar to strangers. Williams has written two other personal accounts of his observations (Samba and the Monkey Mind and Dancing Chimpanzee). Here he offers new data and an overview of the colony. The monkeys, of course, are thriving (already two babies). As they feel very much at home, they sometimes carouse on the Williams' kitchen table. But this is not to be confused with cuddly pet-like behavior. These are wild monkeys playing in an accustomed habitat. As the author observes, ""We are 'in the jungle' as well as in a kitchen in Cornwall."" The reader will find himself on an exhilarating safe-ari.

Pub Date: Sept. 19th, 1968
Publisher: Lippincott