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There are 3,000 Zanzibar Red Colobus monkeys in the world. And they all live in Zanzibar and mostly in the Jozani Chwaka Bay National Park. These monkeys are protected although sometimes a nuisance to the local farmers in the area since they like to eat young leaves. They are endangered, although the population has started […]

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damas d kimaro - 12 April 2012 - 12:22 am

Thanks for shearing this pics they are so beautiful..asante sana,,yeah they one one of the creatures whos endanger there should be a useful manner to protect them.


Found this guy hanging out on my window today. I don’t know what he is exactly, but he looks pretty cool. I think he’s some kind of moth … any entomology buffs out there who can assist?

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MJ - 6 April 2012 - 9:35 am

Asante sana, Damas! I knew I could count on you. You are a wildlife genius!

damas d kimaro - 6 April 2012 - 3:37 am

Hi, Mary Jayne, hope you are doing well and Thanks for asking me to identify your moth photo you real admire my work, thanks for that, this is Cream Striped Owl Moth……….Known to scientists as Cyligramma latona, this species is found all over tropical Africa as well as in Madagascar and apparently even in Yemen.
It is very readily attracted to lights and on the African continent it often ventures into houses, where it flutters about stealthily and rests on walls with its wings up, as if on the alert.
In the wild the moth often feeds on the juice oozing from damaged overripe fruit,
The cream-striped owl moth is one of at least six species of owl moth found in Madagascar.hope you understand and please if you need more identification for something you dont know I will be happy to assist you.thanks


I know, I know … more pictures of Zanzibar. (Does she ever stop?) Here’s the thing … I love this island! For the cost of a short 15 minute flight and a hotel room, I get away from the craziness of mainland (ie. Dar es Salaam). It’s my weekend getaway and I can’t get enough! […]

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Joe - 13 April 2012 - 10:46 am

Looks like a lovely day, and some mighty tasty food. Nice to see you’re taking advantage of the proximity!

MJ - 31 March 2012 - 10:10 am

Thanks, Blake!! I appreciate you commenting on my photos.

There are stores in Dar that sell Zanzibarian doors and other woodworks. Let me know if you’re serious about buying a door. They are EXTREMELY heavy, so its pretty expensive to ship them to the US but they are beautiful.

Blake - 31 March 2012 - 9:30 am

I love the bicycles in the alleyway photo. Also, can you buy one of those handcrafted doors and send back to the states??? The craftmandship on them is incredible. I love how personal your photos feel. Thank you for sharing them.