The Boabeng-Fiema Monkey Sanctuary has a history that dates back to the African’s belief and his relation with animals.

Oral tradition has it that the settlers of the twin village where the sanctuary is located met an oracle Dawuro guided by two monkeys on their settlement and made consultations as to why an oracle was been guided by monkeys.

They were told that the monkeys were sacred children of the oracle and that they should be accorded due respect.

In 1972, the location of the sanctuary was developed into a tourist site when the monkeys increased in numbers.

In an act to show respect to these monkeys, they are given a befitting burial by the fetish priest of the oracle Dawuro.

It is also believed that the monkeys show when an elderly man is about to die in the village by making strange noises between the hours of 11 pm and 12 am.



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