Mammal Monday # 3


Woohoo, it is Mammal Monday and we have a funny faced primate for today’s animal. Primates are mammals that include prosimians (includes lemurs, lorises and tarsiers) and monkeys and apes. Primates are pretty awesome group of mammals and we’re going to post a whole blog about primates very soon! Let’s meet today’s red faced monkey first!


Range/Habitat: South America (Brazil and Peru)/ Amazon River Basin-flooded forests

Diet:  Omnivore: seeds, fruits, flowers, and insects

Length/Weight: 15-22 ½ “/ 6 ½-7 ½ lb

Conservation Status: Endangered


Fun facts:

  • The Red Uakari is diurnal (active during the day) and arboreal (spends most of its time in trees).
  • They have hairless faces and foreheads.
  • The color can vary from pink to red. They also have long shaggy coats of fur that can vary in color from red to brown to orange!
  • The Uakari have very broad short tails, unlike most monkeys that live in trees.
  • They live in troops of up to 100 individuals, but will split up into smaller groups to look for food during the day.

These are some very unusual and colorful monkeys! They are also endangered… Can you think of anything we could do to help them?

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