Wednesday, 21 December 2011


JIMENA / 'La Adelfilla' This was taken and sent in by Phil Heinzl. It shows a rat - a tree rat more probably - in the La Adelfilla area. At first glance (and these monkeys are no experts on rats) the reason it is close to the ground is because their usual habitat is in the palm trees. But these are, or have already, succumbed to the dreaded red palm weevil that has devastated the area's palm trees due principally to official neglect. We first reported it in October 2008!

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