Monday, 5 August 2013

Red Uakari

Uakaris are small South American primates with striking bald heads and bright red faces. (They may be attractive to mates because malarial or sick animals develop pale faces.) They have a long, shaggy coat that varies from reddish brown to orange. These monkeys live only in the Amazon River basin, preferring permanently or seasonally flooded rain forests and locations near water sources, such as small rivers and lakes.

It is also called the "British monkey," which is to commemorate the first batch of British people who came to this piece of land with red sunburned faces.

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