Woolly monkeys

Woolly monkeys

Order : Primates
Family : Cebidae
Subfamily : Atelinae
Genus : Lagothrix

 

Facts about the genus Lagothrix, the woolly monkeys

Two interesting facts about the Woolly Monkeys is that they eat flowers and scientists think there are only 250 Woolly Monkeys left.

Economic Importance for Humans: Positive The meat of common woolly monkeys is a highly sought after food by locals living near monkey populations.

For example, it may be coincidental that adult male woolly monkeys are both bigger than females and dominant over females.

In addition to suffering habitat loss, woolly monkeys are captured for the pet trade and relished as a food item--their fat is used in cooking and medicine .

The pet trade in woolly monkeys is still going on, and although it is illegal and monkeys are occasionally confiscated, there is no sanctuary in Brazil for them.

Woolly Monkeys are amazing acrobats.

Lagothrix is a member of the Atelinae, a group of large-bodied arboreal platyrrhines that includes the spider monkeys, howler monkeys, and woolly spider monkeys. (Full text)

The woolly monkeys are the genus Lagothrix of New World monkeys, usually placed in the family Atelidae. (Wiki)

The level of viremia in chronically infected woolly monkeys is very high. (Full text)

The gestation period for woolly monkeys is approximately 223 days (Macdonald 2001). (Full text)

Stevenson SUNY at Stony Brook (USA) - UniAndes (Colombia), Department of Anthropology, SBS Building 5th floor, State University of New York at Stony Brook, Stony Brook, New York, 11794-4364, USA Woolly monkeys are highly frugivorous primates with similar natural history than spider monkeys, yet woolly monkeys do not present the same fission-fusion type of social organization even when they live in sympatry (sharing the same food supply and predation risk). (Full text)

In fact, primate biologists at the Yasuni Research Station have documented that, due to the unprecedented access created by the Maxus Road, the harvest rate of woolly monkeys is now greater than the birth rate, and the woollies are on their way to local extinction. (Full text)

Woolly monkeys find sanctuary in Peru, Lucy Molleson, Ikamaperu, Rio Mayo Reserve, Peru In northern Peru, a group of young woolly monkeys is growing up in the sheltered sanctuary of a project known locally as Ikamaperu. (Full text)

Main Entry: lagothrix lagothrix is one of more than 1,000,000 entries available at Merriam-WebsterUnabridged. (Full text)

The next genus, Lagothrix, is a very interesting one, being quite unknown in Guiana and Eastern Brazil. (Full text)

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