Photo: New Monkey Species Found in Remote Amazon



A new species of uakari monkey, seen above, was recently found in a mountainous region of the Amazon by a New Zealand primatologist. The animal, dubbed Cacajao ayresii, lives outside protected lands and is hunted by locals, prompting the expert to call the newfound creature "quite vulnerable."

Photograph by Italo Mourthe


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