WOOLLY MONKEYS

The woolly monkeys include the Lagothrix genus with at least two species and five subspecies.

Lagothrix lagotricha

CONSERVATION STATUS: VULNERABLE

Occupying the lush forests of the Amazon lowlands in Brazil, Peru, Colombia, Ecuador, and possibly parts of Venezuela, the brown woolly monkey, also called the common woolly monkey or Humboldt’s woolly monkey, is a large, charismatic New World primate. They live out their lives in primary terra firma rainforest, although

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Lagothrix lagotricha cana

CONSERVATION STATUS: ENDANGERED

The gray woolly monkey, also known as the Peruvian woolly monkey and Geoffroy’s woolly monkey (named for the French naturalist and explorer Étienne Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire [April 15, 1772–June 19,1844]), is a woolly monkey subspecies native to South America, inhabiting the Amazon rainforests of Brazil and Peru. An isolated

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Lagothrix flavicauda

CONSERVATION STATUS: CRITICALLY ENDANGERED

The Peruvian yellow-tailed woolly monkey, sometimes simply referred to as the yellow-tailed woolly monkey, has an extremely restricted geographic range and is found only in a small belt of cloud forest in northeastern Peru. It is restricted to high elevation cloud forests of 4,921–8,858 feet (1,500–2,700 m) above sea level and

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Lagothrix lagotricha poeppigii

CONSERVATION STATUS: ENDANGERED

The silvery woolly monkey, also known as Poeppig’s woolly monkey, red woolly monkey, lowland woolly monkey, and chronogo (in Spanish), is found in western Brazil, eastern Ecuador, and northeastern Peru. They inhabit several different types of forest, including tropical lowland rainforest, cloud forest, and seasonally flooded…

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