Barbary Macaque – 11/06/2016

Linking up to this weeks Point + Shoot with SnowingIndoors & YouBabyMeMummy and My Sunday Photo with Photalife.

This week I am actually showing you all a photo which I captured at the beginning of the Half Term break. I just think it’s so cute I couldn’t not share it with you.

Monkey Forest

On the first day of the break the kids and I headed off to Trentham Monkey Forest to meet up with friends. We visited the Monkey Forest earlier in the year when it was bitterly cold, but now the summer is here its a lot warmer and there are great new additions to the forest. On our wander around we meet with various guides to the park, they give us various facts and knowledge of which the kids just love to absorb. Upon looking at this Monkey we were informed that this mother had actually given birth that morning!

I love how the baby is just looking around, taking in its surroundings, whilst its Mother is watching her new child with so wonderment… either that or she’s sleeping off her busy night!

Even for a baby a couple of hours old I am amazed just how alert a Barbary Macaque is and how it grips onto its mother whilst moving around.



  1. You Baby Me Mummy

    19th June 2016 at 7:41 am

    Ah that is totally adorable! Thanks for linking up to #PointShoot x

  2. Cal at Family Makes

    18th June 2016 at 10:39 pm

    Hey! Back again from #PointShoot, still loving this photo xx

  3. Merlinda Little (Glimmer of Hope)

    14th June 2016 at 4:15 pm

    Such an amazing capture. Mothers no matter who or what species are always going to be mothers who gives care love and cuddles. #mysundayphoto #pointshoot

  4. Jane - Our Little Escapades

    13th June 2016 at 6:32 am

    That’s such a cute capture #MySundayPhoto

  5. Cal at Family Makes

    12th June 2016 at 11:49 pm

    Such an amazing image. It reminds me of the cheeky little one who tried to pull the flowers off my sandals last week at a similar place in France. Sadly I didn’t capture such beautiful images as you though! #MySundayPhoto

  6. Mary @ Over 40 and a Mum to One

    12th June 2016 at 6:58 pm

    That’s so adorable #MySundayPhoto

  7. Notmyyearoff

    12th June 2016 at 6:01 pm

    Such a cute little photo of mummy and baby. We’ve never been there but will have to keep an eye out for it if we’re near there!

  8. Jenni - Odd Socks and Lollipops

    12th June 2016 at 1:11 pm

    Ah so cute – we love Trentham Monkey Forest – the babies are just so cute. When we were there last year we were lucky enough to see a pair of twins =)

  9. Verily Victoria Vocalises

    12th June 2016 at 11:16 am

    You are so right! That is just the cutest thing ever! What a great photo 🙂

  10. Melody

    12th June 2016 at 10:58 am

    Wow! That such a beautiful capture.

  11. Brooke Neal

    12th June 2016 at 9:49 am

    Love it! Great subject and sweet thoughts!

  12. Sarah MumofThree World

    12th June 2016 at 9:40 am

    What a beautiful photo! The baby is so cute. It must have felt like a real privilege to see mother and baby so soon after birth.

  13. Darren Coleshill (@Photalife)

    12th June 2016 at 9:36 am

    This is too cute, we could watch monkeys all day long.

    Thank you for linking up

  14. Sarah Christie

    12th June 2016 at 9:29 am

    That is just adorable, its so lovely how mothering is just a natural thing. The baby looks like it feels so safe x

  15. Cathy Glynn

    12th June 2016 at 6:33 am

    I really must make the effort to visit here as it isn’t that far from me. That baby monkey is so cute x

  16. Kim Carberry

    12th June 2016 at 12:33 am

    Aww! How adorable! Lovely photo x

  17. Tim

    12th June 2016 at 12:22 am

    Such a cute pose, right down to the pinkness of the baby’s face.

  18. Louise (Little Hearts, Big Love)

    12th June 2016 at 12:12 am

    Aww that baby Barbary Macaque is just adorable and I love the way the mother is looking down at it whilst it is looking around at everything. Beautiful capture.

  19. Coombe Mill

    12th June 2016 at 12:03 am

    Doesn’t matter what the species, we nurture our young

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