Monday, February 22, 2010

So Totally Bald Uakari

Bald Uakari (Cacajao calvus)
If you happen to see a short tailed, red faced, bald head monkey with a long coat running about it is more than likely a bald uakari.  It is actually a quite bizarre looking creature found in the uppper Amazonian region of western Brazil, eastern Peru, and possibly southern Colombia.  Despite their off-putting appearance they are actually quite intelligent and form large social groups of up to 100 individuals.  Unfortunately their intelligence does not help in their species survival and are currently listed as Near Threatened (NT)...poor little dudes.  The diet of the Bald Uakari mainly consists of seeds, flowers and some small animals.

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