Primate Encounters

When I arrived at Tahuayo Lodge in March 2017 the big topic of discussion was what animals we most wanted to see.  Most people settled on “everything”, a few on river dolphins and caymans, but me?  I wanted to see monkeys.

Zoos provoke mixed feelings for me but it is undeniable that observing an animal in its natural environment is magnitudes more special than viewing it behind bars.  There are over 500 species of primate but I’m not greedy, I’ll settle for 50, that’s much better than any zoo I’ve ever visited – especially when so many species are currently in danger of extinction.

Wild encounters (8/504)

Black howler monkey (Alouatta caraya)
March 2016 – Protecto Caraya, Argentina

Common squirrel monkey (Saimiri sciureus)
March 2017, Tahuayo Lodge, Peru

Coppery titi monkey (Callicebus cupreus)
March 2017, Tahuayo Lodge, Peru

Nancy Ma’s owl monkey (Aotus nancymae)
March 2017, Tahuayo Lodge, Peru

Poeppig’s woolly monkey (Lagothrix poeppigii)
March 2017, Tahuayo Lodge, Peru

 

Pygmy marmoset (Cebuella pygmaea)
March 2017, Tahuayo Lodge, Peru

Saddleback tamarin (Saguinus fuscicollis)
March 2017, Tahuayo Lodge, Peru

Tufted capuchin (Sapajus apella)
November 2015, Para la Tierra, Paraguay
March 2016, Protecto Caraya, Argentina

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