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Mother Monkey Eats Mummified Baby In 'Astonishing' Case
In a first for Tonkean macaques, a first-time mum in an animal sanctuary ate the remains of her deceased infant, a new study says.
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Mysterious Amazon Animal Seen Alive for First Time in 80 Years
The cowl-haired creature was first spotted in the 1930s but has eluded scientists ever since.
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These Monkeys Like Their Lovers Red
For certain macaque species, face colour matters.
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A Baby Gorilla's Mom Was Killed, So This Woman Raised Him
A surging trade in bush meat puts baby primates in peril when adults are killed by poachers.
This Nature Reserve Boasts Natural Beauty—and a Monkey Circus? loading...
This Nature Reserve Boasts Natural Beauty—and a Monkey Circus?
At Vietnam’s Can Gio reserve, a place where wildlife is supposed to be protected, monkeys are forced to jump over flames, walk tightropes, and ride bicycles.
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Why Did the Monkey Try to Mate With Deer?
Why did a male macaque mount a sika deer in Japan? Scientists have some theories.
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Rare Bright Orange Monkey Born At Taronga Zoo
Francois’ Langur monkeys are one of the world’s rarest species
About Red Uakari

Bald uakaris are small South American primates with striking bald heads and bright red faces. (They may be attractive to mates because malarial or sick animals develop pale faces.) They have a long, shaggy coat that varies from reddish brown to orange. These monkeys live only in the Amazon River basin, preferring permanently or seasonally flooded rain forests and locations near water sources, such as small rivers and lakes.

Fast Facts 

Common Name: Bald Uakari

Scientific Name: Cacajao calvus

Type: Mammals

Diet: Herbivores

Group Name: Troop

Average life span in the wild: 15 to 20 years

Size: 14 to 22.5 in

Weight: 4.4 to 6.6 lbs

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