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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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Putty-nosed monkey (Cercopithecus nictitans) named Ruby at the ONG Animal’s World in Libreville, Gabon. Ruby belonged to a private owner who couldn’t take care of her properly. She was sent to the ONG and took a very long time to re-socialize with others of her kin as she was too attached to humans.

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Grey-tailed moustached monkeys (Cercopithecus cephus cephodes) named Arlo and Blue at the wildlife rehab center of ONG Animals World in Libreville, Gabon. This is a home for many animals that are babies, injured, or are confiscated by the government.

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Putty-nosed monkey (Cercopithecus nictitans) named Ruby at the ONG Animal’s World in Libreville, Gabon. Ruby belonged to a private owner who couldn’t take care of her properly. She was sent to the ONG and took a very long time to re-socialize with others of her kin as she was too attached to humans.

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Grey-tailed moustached monkeys (Cercopithecus cephus cephodes) named Arlo and Blue at Park Assango, ONG Animal’s World in Libreville, Gabon. These 6-month-old male and female monkeys were brought to the refuge by sons of poachers who killed the two mothers. Blue came with a broken tail. Both babies bonded well and are now growing nicely.

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Putty-nosed monkey (Cercopithecus nictitans) named Ruby at the ONG Animal’s World in Libreville, Gabon. Ruby belonged to a private owner who couldn’t take care of her properly. She was sent to the ONG and took a very long time to re-socialize with others of her kin as she was too attached to humans.

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Grey-tailed moustached monkeys (Cercopithecus cephus cephodes) named Arlo and Blue at Park Assango, ONG Animal’s World in Libreville, Gabon. These 6-month-old male and female monkeys were brought to the refuge by sons of poachers who killed the two mothers. Blue came with a broken tail. Both babies bonded well and are now growing nicely.

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Grey-tailed moustached monkeys (Cercopithecus cephus cephodes) named Arlo and Blue at Park Assango, ONG Animal’s World in Libreville, Gabon. These 6-month-old male and female monkeys were brought to the refuge by sons of poachers who killed the two mothers. Blue came with a broken tail. Both babies bonded well and are now growing nicely.

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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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