These Bolivian owl monkeys (Aotus azari boliviensis), noted for their dense fur, are retired from malaria research. Father, Mother and juvenile are enjoying extracting seeds from a pomegranate fruit.
Warrior, Betsy, Peanut and Crunchy
Warrior (Aotus nancymaae) was found injured on the tracks of Miami’s Metro Rail. Brought to the Conservancy Warrior made a slow but steady recovery and was able to join other owl monkeys and even fathered several offspring. He is seen here enjoying a monkey style tamale!
Connie and Spruce
Connie and Spruce (Aotus nancymaae) enjoying night time enrichment. Spruce descends from a group of Conservancy monkeys the “went wild” after Hurricane Andrew ravished the owl monkey forest. Connie is a retired laboratory primate, having been captured from the wilds of Peru, and then used for years in malaria research at NIH and the CDC.
For more information about the Conservancy’s owl monkeys, please read Barbara Kings Blog at: http://www.barbarajking.com/blog.htm?post=723223