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  • English name
    Gray Woolly Monkey, Geoffroy's Woolly Monkey
  • ClassificationPRIMATES
  • Scientific nameLagothrix cana

Gray Woolly Monkey
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Gray Woolly Monkeys live in the tropical rainforests of South America. Their numbers have been declining due to deforestation and because they are caught to be sold as pets.

Size & Weight (Adult)

Body length: Male 53cm / Femal 49cm
Weight: Male 6.5kg / Female 5.5kg

(Source:ZOORASIA YOKOHAMA ZOOLOGICAL GARDENS Website)

Where they live

Gray Woolly Monkeys live in tropical rainforest in South American countries like Brazil, Peru, and Bolivia

What they eat

Gray Woolly Monkeys love to eat fruit. They also eat leaves and insects.

What they are like

Gray Woolly Monkeys are excellent climbers and hardly ever set foot on the ground. They move from tree to tree by skillfully using their tail as well as their hands and feet.

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An excellent tree climber with a handy tail
Gray Woolly Monkeys live in the tropical rainforests of South America and are very good tree climbers. They cling to branches using their wonderful fat tail as well as their hands and feet, and leap about the forest effortlessly. However, their precious forests are now rapidly disappearing because people are cutting down the forests to hunt for minerals, and the monkeys are running out of places to live.

Young monkeys caught to be sold as pets
Hunting by people is affecting Gray Woolly Monkeys even more than deforestation. Young Gray Woolly Monkeys are popular pets. The hunters shoot down the mother monkey with a gun and take away the young monkeys to sell as pets. Efforts to protect Gray Woolly Monkeys are underway, but their numbers are still declining and if things continue as they are, they may become extinct.

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