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. They live in small family groups that defend their territory and feed primarily on fruits, insects and small vertebrates.
This species is critically endangered due to the destruction of the forests where they live.
More infos: http://www.iucnredlist.org/details/19823/0
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 with slight white streaks on the side of the nose. They are found in the rainforest of the Amazon Basin, and live in evergreen, coastal, secondary, and gallery forests. They are rarely found in flooded forest. White-faced saki monkeys spend most of the time in the trees,...
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 across Africa and India. Knowledge of the King of Beasts’ plight is little known.
In 1975 there was an estimated 250,000 lions in Africa, yet today the continent wide population stands at a mere...
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 deforestation to increase agricultural land area. It is estimated that only 1000 Moor Macaques are left in Sulawesi.
Jaya = Name invented :o)
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 in human languages, use tools and play music.
Currently, the IUCN has categorized bonobos as endangered. Civil war in the Congo has hugely impacted bonobo society, fragmenting their population to isolated pockets...