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Gray-Handed Night Monkey

Aotus griseimembra


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.


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


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

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alicelongmartin 10 years ago

Love the Series of pictures!

Harsha Singh
Harsha Singh 10 years ago

So cute. Especially the one showing its tongue.

animaisfotos 11 years ago

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

Carolina 11 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 11 years ago

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

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Barranquilla, Atlántico, Colombia

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

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