It's been a while since the last post, lots to do and to arrange, but we're back. So, since you know us a bit better now, let's have a closer look at the main character. Oh! If you don't know us, please have a look at the About Us tab.
The main character is a little Colobus monkey who will go on a journey to find a new home for his family. Why? You will find this out soon! As time passes you will get to know more and more about Migwi and his friends.
Isn't the fur just gorgeous? Photo from AWF.org
Why a Colobus monkey? The Colobus monkey is an endangered species that lives in the forests of Africa. Our little character is the Black & White Colobus. The fur is amazing and these monkeys mainly live in the tops of the trees and to move around they jump from branch to branch. Which is quite an impressive sight! They have 4 fingers, so no thumbs and this makes them different from other monkeys. They love to chew leaves all day long, a Colobus monkey looks very sweet when it stuffs a large amount of leaves into its mouth. We also found that the monkeys look very cute, especially their little white babies, that we just had to write a story about them.
Photo from Zooborns.typepad.com
By choosing an endangered animal, we want to shine some light on them and make people aware of their situation. Once you find out more about our story you will learn more about why they are endangered.You see, it’s not going to be a pretty story alone, we hope that whoever reads it, learns a bit more about this animal as well.
Munch, munch, munch! Photo from westsidesafari.com
Why the name Migwi? The Colobus monkey lives in Africa, so an African name made sense and Migwi appealed to us from the start. We looked for the meaning and it seems it means ‘arrows’, but then again on some sites it said it had no meaning. Oddness.
Fly, fly, fly! Photo from africa-expert.org
Next post will be about drawing!!Stay tuned for this. Also, if you know people who would like to stay up to date feel free to forward this to them :D.
Till next post everyone!