Saturday, April 5, 2014

E is for...



Emperor Tamarin



Fun Fact: Eperor Tamarin are a group of "bearded" monkeys. They received their name from a resemblance to the German Emperor, Wilhelm the second who sported a similar mustache. Two thirds of the females are trichromats(see three colors), this allows them to find fruit easier. The groups of mostly male monkeys are lead by the oldest female.


Writing Prompt

George cut through the thick brush his note pad in hand. Carter was close behind mumbling something about the heat. George was about to push forward when a chirping sound caught his attention.

"Oh wonderful. Do you see it there in the tree? Don't forget to catalog this in your notes," Cater said.

"Of course. Tamarin monkey, approximately—"

Carter cleared his throat. "Emperor."

"Pardon me?" George asked.

"This is an Emperor Tamarin." Carter smiled up at the primate. 

George raised an eyebrow. "And what makes it so tyrannical?" 

Carter sighed pushing past George. "I would hazard a guess that it has something to do with its beard. Anymore questions or shall we continue?"

George smiled. "Just one. What is so hazardous about a guess?"

Carter threw up his hands and pushed through the foliage. George chuckled, penning a few more notes and followed his brother deeper into the forest.  





Sorry for the late entry it was a long morning with the new born. 



Thanks everyone see you tomorrow. 

43 comments:

  1. That's an interesting fun fact. And don't worry about posting late, my posts are pretty much all going to be late evening to several seconds before midnight.

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    1. Yeah I was late today as well because of a teeth cleaning. At least they are going up.

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  2. What's cooler than monkeys? Monkeys with "stashes!" :)

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  3. Hey, he's sticking his tongue out at me!

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  4. Awesome bearded-monkey! A hazardous guess...lol

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  5. How cute is that little guy? He's at least as handsome as Wilhelm...maybe more.

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  6. Lovely monkey but the tongue worried me a bit, intentional or what.

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  7. That tongue looks a bit like someone's finger. What do these monkeys eat????

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    1. lol now that you mention it it does.

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  8. He's kinda cute, in a strange sort of way...

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  9. Bearded monkeys have to be awesome. And the fact that they have a female in charge makes them even better. :D

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  10. Curious George!!!....fun prompt with great dialog writing. A new primate to me...like his 'stash' and monarch name. Thanks for your visits this first week of AtoZ. I appreciate your comments and have enjoyed your drawings, prompts and blog very much.
    Sue at CollectInTexas Gal

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    1. I have enjoyed your post as well. Glad we could meet from this.

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  11. This one hits somewhat close to home. My Grandma-Jeanne trained helper monkeys for a living before she retired. I'm a total monkey girl!

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  12. Hi Brandon, bearded monkeys must be awesome. I am pretty scared of monkeys ever since when I was a child a monkey tried to snatch a packet of milk from me. I like to see the monkeys in the zoos :)

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    1. Oh no it is always hard when something happens at a young age for us to get past it. At least there are zoos.

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  13. He is so cute! Or is it the female?

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    1. Not sure. But either way yes, lol.

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  14. Nice tongue. Do the females sport beards, too?

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  15. Learning a lot of cool things from you this month!

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    1. Glad I could be of service. I am learning as well.

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  16. Very interesting looking monkey! I love the artwork!

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  17. I think I like its mustache. Must try that look one day.

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  18. Interesting. LOVE the picture! New follower here. I'm stopping by from the "A to Z" and I look forward to visiting again!

    Sylvia
    http://www.writinginwonderland.blogspot.com/

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  19. A matriarchal society of emperor monkeys--very interesting!
    Guilie @ Life In Dogs

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  20. Hawks are amazing creatures; I love to watch them soar above the landscape. (from above's post)

    Tamarins--are they endangered?

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  21. That is an interesting fact I did not know, and the drawing is super cute as always. And I love that little story, and the photo at the end. Great choice for E!

    Random Musings from the KristenHead — E is for 'Elementary' (and Elephants)

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