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Primates

Owl monkey

Species

Gray-bellied Night Monkey, Panamanian Night Monkey, Hernández-Camacho’s Night Monkey, Gray-handed Night Monkey, Hershkovitz’s Night Monkey, Brumback’s Night Monkey, Three-striped Night Monkey, Spix’s Night Monkey, Azara’s Night Monkey, Peruvian Night Monkey, Black-headed Night Monkey, Nancy Ma’s Night Monkey

Lifespan

20 years in captivity

Range

From Central America to N.W. South America

Diet

They eat fruits, leaves and insects

Social structure

These are nocturnal animals who live in male-female pairs. The offspring may stay with their parents and so small groups of 4-5 may form

Reproduction

The young are born after 120 days gestation and weaning takes place at 8 months

Threats

These monkeys are systematically removed from the wild for use in malaria research.

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You can adopt one of our rescued primates for as little as $3.00 or £2.00 per month! An adoption is a great way of contributing towards the care of our rescued animals and you will receive a certificate, our magazine twice a year, an adoption newsletter three times a year, and a rescue DVD.

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