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Outrage Over VW Monkey Diesel Tests Reflects Changing Public Opinion
The carmaker has apologised for experimenting with monkeys, which is an increasingly contentious practice worldwide.
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Why 52 Baboons Escaped From A Paris Zoo Enclosure
Most of the baboons have been recaptured, but the escape is a reminder of just how cunning these monkeys are.
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Monkey Clones Created in the Lab. Now What?
In a controversial milestone, researchers have cloned a pair of macaques using a method that could, in theory, be used to clone humans.
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Celebrating The Bond Between Monkeys And Their Humans
A National Geographic photographer captures the relationship between indigenous peoples and the primates they share their lives with.
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Can Monkeys Befriend People? Experts Weigh In.
The friendship between a boy and a troop of monkeys may have been misconstrued, but the possibility of such a bond isn't out of the question.
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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.
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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