Mélange Travel & Lifestyle Magazine January 2019 - Page 560

The Monkeys of St. Kitts The lush rainforests of St. Kitts is home to Vervent Monkeys, which are believed to have lived on the Islands of St. Kitts for over 300 years. These green monkeys originated from West Africa, making its way to this Caribbean island when slaves were brought over to work on the sugar cane plantations. Highly adaptable, they are certainly not shy and you will find them roaming freely, helping themselves to tid-bits left lying around and even stealing a drink or snack from an unsuspecting individual before heading back to the rainforest to their main meal of leaves and fruit, flowers and insects. They are quite friendly and entertaining too and will let you hold them without a fuss.