Saturday, 10 April 2010

Woolly from Venezuela

The Brown Woolly Monkey is a monkey that can be found from Colombia to Brazil. They are endangered in Venezuela, but still can be found in the Orinoco Forests and on the South-West.

Alexander von Humboldt reported seeing them in their natural habitat on his voyage through Venezuela in 1799-1800.

These monkeys have a particularly long tail. They use it, as expected, to move with ease from tree to tree. They also use it when crossing rivers in a group, so they are basically on each other's tail.

I hope Venezuelans realise sooner than later that comprehensive measures are needed to keep these little cousins roaming around.

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