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Brazilian cotton-eared marmoset

Copyright © Daniela Duncan 2012 - All Rights Reserved.

 

Hope you're all well! I'm just back from a couple weeks in Brazil :)

 

On my first day there I got to see these tiny monkeys at my parents’ front yard. I was so excited! I was told they hadn’t been seen in months – and I didn’t see them after this. I grew up seeing these. The species is not endangered, but I’ve been worried about the fate of the ones I used to watch – the nearby area where there were lots fruit trees for them became a grocery store and a gym. These looked healthy – so they seem to be adapting well to a now fully urban environment.

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Taken on August 17, 2012