Common Woolly Monkey (Lagothris lagothricha)
Amazoonico Animal Rescue Center CAPTIVE
Amazon Rain Forest
ECUADOR. South America
Range: Upper Amazon Basin of Colombia, Ecuador, peru and Brazil west of Rios negro.
Large diurnal arboreal monkey. They live in groups of 2 - 70 and are not territorial so groups overlap. They feed on fruit, leaves, seeds and anthropods. They forage daily in the upper and middle reaches of the forest canopy. Usually only found in primary forests.
CITES 11. They are the most intensively hunted monkey and as the females only breed every other year from the age of 6-8 years onwards they are becoming rare. At current hunting pressure this species is unable to maintain its population and are the first monkeys to disappear from a hunted area.