"The cemetary" Fiema Things to Do Tip by Pieter11

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  Monkey cemetary in Boabeng-Fiema
by Pieter11

The villagers of Boabeng and Fiema believe that the monkeys in the forest are their ancestors. This is why they treat the animals like their own family. When a monkey dies, it will be buried like they also bury the villagers.

The monkeys get a real, little coffin and are buried at a special cemetary in the forest. Here the monkeys are buried as well as the preachers of the villages. "Normal" people are buried somewhere else, this cemetary is for the "higher class": the monkeys and the preachers.

At the cemetary you can see the graves of about 30 Colobus- and Mona-monkeys and a few preachers. Only a very small part of the monkeys are buried here, because a lot of the monkeys die deep inside the forest and their remains are never found. The few monkeys that are found dead, all are buried here, with crosses saying "Adult Female Mona" and "Juvenile Black and White Colobus".

Address: Boabeng-Fiema, Brong Ahafo Region, Ghana

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  • Written Jan 15, 2007
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