These are some of the monkeys I have seen in south and Central America . A little factoid I learned in Belize was that to record what would pass for dinosaurs calls in the Jurassic park, the… whoever is responsible for making such recordings, went to Belize to record the howler monkey calls..like the Yucatán ones above).
The capuchin monkeys are known to be vicious so no one keeps them as pets but I believe the squirrel monkeys are popular as pets. All these new world monkeys live in troops, except the monk saki monkey that I saw in Peru , which is a solitary animal (I don’t have a good pic of that one as it was about 0.5 miles away and up a very tall tree).
nootropicphilosopher I am slightly crazy and totally sarcastic, with a nasty icing of cynicism. I exude pessimistic vibes every now and then. However, I do actively look for things that make me happy, like birds, damselflies and dragonflies, mountains and of course, books. Generous, inspiring people and people who enjoy what they do for a living while being good at it, make me feel like it is, after all, worthwhile being human. I hope to write about things in a way that makes them interesting.. and makes me more human-like. No matter how many times I rewrite this, still comes out corny. I give up