Monday, January 17, 2011

Monkey Jungle

Dania Beach is not only a quaint village like charming city with a historic art and antique district, great cafes, ice cream shops, pretty white beaches with a great fishing pier, nature trails including a boardwalk over the mangroves... now they've got another claim to fame.

That would be the African monkeys with the long tails and big teeth frequenting the mangroves just north of Dania Beach Boulevard. What are monkeys doing in Dania? Depends who you ask...with answers ranging from the monkeys being left over from a Tarzan movie to a zoo escape back in the 1940s. Once over a hundred monkeys populated the area, now their numbers are around twenty.

So if you happen to be around Motel 6 in the afternoon, head around back with a banana, mango, or lettuce and make some new friends. They'll be waiting.

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