Animal Personality: Cotton-top tamarin Jeronimo

The cotton-top tamarin (Saguinus oedipus) has been baptised with this name due to its eye-catching crest of long white hairs from its forehead to its nape, which falls over its shoulders. The bottom part of the body is white, while the back and tail are orangey. They occupy the rainforests located at the foot of the Andes in northwest Colombia….

Animal Personality: White-faced saki Guilherme

I want to grow old without facelifts. I want to have the courage to be loyal to the face I have made (Marilyn Monroe :o)! White-faced or golden-faced saki monkeys (Pithecia pithecia) are given that name because the males have a white ring around their faces, although the females do not. Both males and females are a grizzled brown colour…

Animal Personality: Lion Masai

Guarding our temples, adorning our flags, decorating our coins and capturing our hearts, the lion is beyond doubt the world’s most iconic species. On almost every continent, and in thousands of cultures, the lion can be found demonstrating man’s fascination with this magnificent beast. Despite the lions’ symbolic importance throughout the ages, today they are suffering from a silent extinction…

Animal Personality: Moor Macaque Jaya

The Moor Macaque (Macaca maura) is sometimes called dog-ape because of its dog-like muzzles, although they are no more closely related to apes than any other Old World monkey. The Moor Macaque inhabits only Sulawesi. Currently, the IUCN has categorized Macaca mauras as endangered. The Moor Macaque is endangered mostly due to habitat loss from an expanding human population and…

Animal Personality: Bonobo Clyde

The wonderful bonobos: Sharing 98.5% of the same DNA as humans, it is not surprising that bonobos possess very human-like qualities. They embody a profound intelligence and a deep emotional capacity. In fact, in captivity, bonobos have picked up on many facets of human culture, sometimes simply through observation of the researchers around them. They have learned how to communicate…