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Red Uakari

Cacajao Calvus rubicundus

Description:

Uakaris are small South American primates with striking bald heads and bright red faces.

Habitat:

Spotted at the Isla de los Monos primate rehabilitation center near Ceiba Tops lodge in the Peruvian Amazon.

Notes:

Unlike most monkeys, uakaris have very short tails, but move nimbly in the trees without them by using their arms and legs.

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12 Comments

jennifer.kersten
jennifer.kersten 7 years ago

My face looks just like this guys if I spend too much time in the sun.

williefromwi
williefromwi 9 years ago

Congrats on your spotting of the day award.

Sachin Zaveri
Sachin Zaveri 9 years ago

great !!

MayraSpringmann
MayraSpringmann 9 years ago

Wow!!!! Incredible!! Congrats!

LuisStevens
LuisStevens 9 years ago

Great SOTD

Nina C. Wilde
Nina C. Wilde 9 years ago

What an amazing face! I would love to spot one in the wild.

Yasser
Yasser 9 years ago

On day 5 of our Amazon Awareness Week, we showcase this beautiful and vulnerable species spotted at a primate rehabilitation center in the Peruvian Amazon.

"Unlike most monkeys, uakaris have very short tails, but move nimbly in the trees without them by using their arms and legs."

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ChimeTsetan
ChimeTsetan 9 years ago

cute. looks like he is shivering. :)

Jacob Gorneau
Jacob Gorneau 9 years ago

How precious! Amazing creatures, aren't they?

KarenL
KarenL 9 years ago

Lovely portrait!

Ismael Chaves
Ismael Chaves 9 years ago

Nice one!

AmazonWorkshops
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Indiana, Loreto, Peru

Spotted on Jul 21, 2011
Submitted on Jun 21, 2012

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