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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 10 years ago

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

williefromwi
williefromwi 11 years ago

Congrats on your spotting of the day award.

Sachin Zaveri
Sachin Zaveri 11 years ago

great !!

MayraSpringmann
MayraSpringmann 11 years ago

Wow!!!! Incredible!! Congrats!

LuisStevens
LuisStevens 11 years ago

Great SOTD

Nina C. Wilde
Nina C. Wilde 11 years ago

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

Yasser
Yasser 11 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 11 years ago

cute. looks like he is shivering. :)

Jacob Gorneau
Jacob Gorneau 11 years ago

How precious! Amazing creatures, aren't they?

KarenL
KarenL 11 years ago

Lovely portrait!

Ismael Chaves
Ismael Chaves 11 years ago

Nice one!

AmazonWorkshops
Spotted by
AmazonWorkshops

Indiana, Loreto, Peru

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

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