And I will say it again: Sometimes–often–I like animals better than I like people. It’s also entirely possible that animals like me better than…well, other people. Our visits with the Barbary Macaques in the forest above Azrou in the Middle Atlas Mountains were not only refreshing for the cool air and scent of cedar, but also for the experience of connecting with these amazing, smart, dignified creatures. There were lots of mothers and babies, naughty adolescents and several adult males among the lot, and with patience and a sense of humor, we were able to sit close, make eye contact, and offer them a bite to eat and a drink of fresh water.
I’ve said this before