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Nancy Ma’s night monkey (Aotus nancymaae) at the Dallas World Aquarium.

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Nancy Ma’s night monkey (Aotus nancymaae) at the Dallas World Aquarium.

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Nancy Ma’s night monkey (Aotus nancymaae) at the Dallas World Aquarium.

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Nancy Ma’s night monkey (Aotus nancymaae) at the Dallas World Aquarium.

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Spectacled langur, or dusky leaf monkey (Trachypithecus obscurus) at the Dallas Zoo. Rama is a male, born in 2000. He loves to eat honeysuckle, corn, oatmeal, grapes and bananas. He’s sort of aggressive, dominant, and has to be the boss. His name means ‘God of the monkeys’ and he always wants to be the center of attention, his keepers say. There are only 15 of this species in U.S. Zoos, and fewer than 70 globally. Many of the captive animals are closely related, so U.S. zoos aren’t breeding them anymore.

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Spectacled langur, or dusky leaf monkey (Trachypithecus obscurus) at the Dallas Zoo. Rama is a male, born in 2000. He loves to eat honeysuckle, corn, oatmeal, grapes and bananas. He’s sort of aggressive, dominant, and has to be the boss. His name means ‘God of the monkeys’ and he always wants to be the center of attention, his keepers say. There are only 15 of this species in U.S. Zoos, and fewer than 70 globally. Many of the captive animals are closely related, so U.S. zoos aren’t breeding them anymore.

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A female dusky leaf-monkey (Trachypithecus obscurus). named Marti at the Dallas Zoo.
There are only 15 of this species in U.S. Zoos, and fewer than 70 globally. Many of the captive animals are closely related, so U.S. zoos aren’t breeding them anymore.

Marti was born in 1996. She is sassy, stubborn, very vocal and loves to eat honeysuckle.

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An endangered (IUCN) and federally threatened female Guatemalan mantled howler (Alouatta pigra) at the Gladys Porter Zoo in Brownsville, Texas.

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An endangered Phayre’s leaf monkey (Trachypithecus phayrei crepusculus) from the Endangered Primate Rescue Center in Cuc Phuong National Park, Vietnam.

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An endangered Phayre’s leaf monkey (Trachypithecus phayrei crepusculus) from the Endangered Primate Rescue Center in Cuc Phuong National Park, Vietnam.

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An endangered Phayre’s leaf monkey (Trachypithecus phayrei crepusculus) from the Endangered Primate Rescue Center in Cuc Phuong National Park, Vietnam.

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An endangered Phayre’s leaf monkey (Trachypithecus phayrei crepusculus) from the Endangered Primate Rescue Center in Cuc Phuong National Park, Vietnam.

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An endangered Phayre’s leaf monkey (Trachypithecus phayrei crepusculus) from the Endangered Primate Rescue Center in Cuc Phuong National Park, Vietnam.

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A vulnerable (IUCN) and federally endangered male mandrill (Mandrillus sphinx) at Rolling Hills Wildlife Adventure near Salina, Kansas.

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Endangered (IUCN) red-shanked douc langurs (Pygathrix nemaeus) at the Endangered Primate Rescue Center in Cuc Phuong National Park, Vietnam.

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Endangered (IUCN) and federally endangered red-shanked douc langurs (Pygathrix nemaeus) at the Endangered Primate Rescue Center in Cuc Phuong National Park, Vietnam.

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Endangered (IUCN) and federally endangered red-shanked douc langurs (Pygathrix nemaeus) at the Endangered Primate Rescue Center in Cuc Phuong National Park, Vietnam.

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Endangered (IUCN) and federally endangered red-shanked douc langurs (Pygathrix nemaeus) at the Endangered Primate Rescue Center in Cuc Phuong National Park, Vietnam.

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A vulnerable red uakari monkey (Cacajao calvus ucayalii).

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Golden-bellied Mangabey (Cercocebus chrysogaster) at the San Antonio Zoo

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Golden-bellied Mangabey (Cercocebus chrysogaster) at the San Antonio Zoo

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A proboscis monkey (Nasalis larvatus) at the Singapore Zoo.

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A proboscis monkey (Nasalis larvatus) at the Singapore Zoo.

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A proboscis monkey (Nasalis larvatus) at the Singapore Zoo.

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A proboscis monkey (Nasalis larvatus) at the Singapore Zoo.

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A proboscis monkey (Nasalis larvatus) at the Singapore Zoo.

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Female black howler monkeys (Alouatta caraya) in the Pantanal, Brazil.

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Grey-tailed moustached monkey (Cercopithecus cephus cephodes) at Park Assango, ONG Animal’s World in Libreville, Gabon. This 6-month-old monkeys was brought to the refuge by sons of poachers. It will be reintroduced into park when it reaches adulthood. This moustached monkey subspecies is not kept anywhere in zoos around the world.

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Grey-tailed moustached monkey (Cercopithecus cephus cephodes) at Park Assango, ONG Animal’s World in Libreville, Gabon. This 6-month-old monkeys was brought to the refuge by sons of poachers. It will be reintroduced into park when it reaches adulthood. This moustached monkey subspecies is not kept anywhere in zoos around the world.

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Crested mona monkey (Cercopithecus pogonias nigripes) named Amber at Park Assango, run by ONG Animal’s World in Libreville, Gabon. The 10-month-old female’s mother was killed by hunters. She was offered as a gift when she was still a baby to people who didn’t know how to properly care for her. She was brought at the center and as been socialized with Red-capped mangabeys as she’s the only one of her kind kept at the refuge.

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Crested mona monkey (Cercopithecus pogonias nigripes) named Amber at Park Assango, run by ONG Animal’s World in Libreville, Gabon. The 10-month-old female’s mother was killed by hunters. She was offered as a gift when she was still a baby to people who didn’t know how to properly care for her. She was brought at the center and as been socialized with Red-capped mangabeys as she’s the only one of her kind kept at the refuge.

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Crested mona monkey (Cercopithecus pogonias nigripes) named Amber at Park Assango, run by ONG Animal’s World in Libreville, Gabon. The 10-month-old female’s mother was killed by hunters. She was offered as a gift when she was still a baby to people who didn’t know how to properly care for her. She was brought at the center and as been socialized with Red-capped mangabeys as she’s the only one of her kind kept at the refuge.

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Crested mona monkey (Cercopithecus pogonias nigripes) named Amber at Park Assango, run by ONG Animal’s World in Libreville, Gabon. The 10-month-old female’s mother was killed by hunters. She was offered as a gift when she was still a baby to people who didn’t know how to properly care for her. She was brought at the center and as been socialized with Red-capped mangabeys as she’s the only one of her kind kept at the refuge.

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Crested mona monkey (Cercopithecus pogonias nigripes) named Amber at Park Assango, run by ONG Animal’s World in Libreville, Gabon. The 10-month-old female’s mother was killed by hunters. She was offered as a gift when she was still a baby to people who didn’t know how to properly care for her. She was brought at the center and as been socialized with Red-capped mangabeys as she’s the only one of her kind kept at the refuge.

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A vulnerable and federally endangered red-capped mangabey (Cercocebus torquatus) run by ONG Animal’s World in Libreville, Gabon. This 8 month-old-female was rescued by the ONG as a very small, dehydrated baby. Her mother was killed by hunters. She is now very healthy and soon to be reintroduced at the park. The species is more and more endangered by deforestation and poaching.

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A vulnerable and federally endangered red-capped mangabey (Cercocebus torquatus) run by ONG Animal’s World in Libreville, Gabon. This 8 month-old-female was rescued by the ONG as a very small, dehydrated baby. Her mother was killed by hunters. She is now very healthy and soon to be reintroduced at the park. The species is more and more endangered by deforestation and poaching.

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