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Gray-Handed Night Monkey

Aotus griseimembra

Description:

It is a New World Monkey from Colombia and Venezuela, member of the genus Aotus. They are monogmous and generally they give birth to a single infant each year. They Gray-Handed Night Monkey is listed as Vulnerable. The reasons are in part due to habitat loss, but also because they are capture for malaria research.

Habitat:

It is found in several types of forest, including secondary forest and coffee plantations, although one study indicated a preference for highly diverse forest

Notes:

They were photographed at the Barranquilla zoo, but they are actually free.

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5 Comments

alicelongmartin
alicelongmartin 2 years ago

Love the Series of pictures!

Harsha Singh
Harsha Singh 2 years ago

So cute. Especially the one showing its tongue.

animaisfotos
animaisfotos 3 years ago

Lovely series. One could spend hours appreciating your work. Thanks for sharing.

Carolina
Carolina 3 years ago

Haha yes! It is their baby (although it was kinda big to be on his father back!) I uploaded few more pictures so you can see why they are one of my favorite primates. They are so tiny, beautiful brown eyes and so shy and nice. I love them.

peter
peter 3 years ago

Haha, I just noticed one is sticking her tongue out. Hilarious :D

Barranquilla, Atlántico, Colombia

Lat: 10.99, Long: -74.77

Spotted on Nov 29, 2010
Submitted on Mar 7, 2011

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