Poor Löwina has been around for a long time and before I began 3 years ago to follow and video the monkeys regularly I see on my weekly hike I had already known about the existence of this poorly abused matriarch for a while. However I didn’t begin to include this troop in my list to follow until later in 2017 hence the list goes only as far back as 2017….
Mother: Nana DOB: around 06/05/2017 Father: unknown
Noe was the very first baby born in 2017 and because he was so cute ( he still is ) I decided to follow his progress when I can and one thing led to another and so in the end I ended up following all their babies born that year in 2017 LOL ! Fortunately Löwina’s troop is small and is not very prolific otherwise I would have regretted that decision to put them on my radar screen !
Noe’s debut 🙂
What makes Noe a joy to watch, apart from the loving interactions he has with his mum is his love-hate relationship he has with his sister Nona ( previously known as Olivia ), born probably back in 2015. The two love to tease each other and their shenanigans always put a grin on my face 🙂
We’ve met Nona before as a baby….
Noe and Nona are friends and enemies at the same time 🙂
Flöffina aka Flöffi♀
Mother: Löwina DOB: around 10/07/2017 Father: Leo, the alpha male
Flöffina is so named because of her fluffy tail which resembles a squirrel’s 🙂 This fluffy tail is a trait she likely inherits from her father Leo who has one too !
Despite being an heir to the throne Flöffi was never pampered by her matriarch mum and was never allowed to have access to milk round the clock. In fact she was weaned quite early on and was aunted ( babysat ) most of the time. It seems as though Löwina does expect her daughters to be independent asap so as to prepare them to lead the troop in case she isn’t around anymore ! Perhaps her injury from animal abuse had had a part to play with her seemingly harsh attitude towards her babies….
while older Noe could still nurse at will Flöffi was getting a taste of aunting….
Mother: Donna DOB: around 14/07/2017 Father: unknown
Danni was one of the cutest babies born in 2017 ! She caught my eye immediately as she looked so much like baby Dopey minus the clumsiness though 🙂 Being the daughter of a low-ranking female she never likes to be noticed and shuns the limelight all the time 🙁 But I respect that and I always try to zoom in so as not to upset her at all.
Mother: Nora DOB: around 15/04/18 Father: Bruce the alpha male
Brother to the late Cessa ( RIP 🙁 ) Nick at first seemed to fare a similar fate with mum Nora at least on our very first encounter – Nora’s was a bit cold towards Nick again, handled him roughly and ignoring his call from time to time, much to my dismay 🙁 Fortunately she warmed up to him almost a moment later and it really does seem that Nora’s mood swings quickly !
My first encounter with Nick….
and he’s not going to follow Cessa’s fate….
Nick’s hitting normal developmental milestones…
He has progressed normally since and there hasn’t been any setback at all with him – though he does seem to get on mum’s nerves from time to time, just like all boys do !
Mother: Norma DOB: around 01/06/18 Father: Unknown
Norma is her mum and is so named as it looks very likely that she is an older sister of Nora ! Norma’s baby girl has an unusually wide forehead and very wide set eyes, slanted too that give her a very unique look – some may consider her ugly but I really think she looks cute and reminds me of Betty Boop !
That’s how I first met Bette 🙂
She seems to be quite a demanding girl and is having a hard time to wean but Norma seems to be a very patient mum and just like her other girl born last year she should have no problem getting Bette weaned when the time comes. Some mums are just more tolerant but they would still get the job done at the end !
She won’t give up on the milk bar easily !
Mother: Estel DOB: around 01/06/18 Father: Unknown
Essie just can’t be ignored – she photobombed me each time I was filming either Bette or Nick for telling me never to ignore her ! So I have relented and decided to include her in my list of babies to follow too ! Whether she will find fame I don’t know but now everyone knows her as the baby who gives stink-eye to Arroz every time !