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Good morning everyone! Here is a short video detailing some very important information on the Colorado chapter of Wildlife services new carnivore killing plan. This new plan essentially allows them to kill carnivores in anyway on all of Colorado’s lands, including wilderness areas national forests and even urban areas. This is an unprecedented threat to not only our wildlife but to our pets and ourselves as well. Today is the last day for public comments, please copy and paste this link to make your comments. LINK FOR COMMENTS IS IN THE BIO!
Ok Here are some actual monkeys Most of these beautiful spider monkeys were taken from the wild as young babies to be kept in homes as pets or as performing animals. They have been given to the park by owners who realized their true nature, or by the police or other government officials who found them abandoned. Because of their history in close contact with people and because they have not learned to integrate with other groups in the wild, they live out their lives in Parque Machía rescue park. Luckily, most of these monkeys are semi-free: able to roam in nature and come back to the park for feedings. They are not pets or tourist attractions and we do not treat them as such. Viva la pachamama! #notapet#intiwarayassi
Mirror mirror on the wall, what's the smallest monkey of them all? Meet the pygmy marmoset, aka little tree vampires. Family groups of these fist sized monkeys(~5 inches body length,) live in floodplain forest through the Amazon basin. The monkeys work together to chew holes in the bark of certain trees. Eventually penetrating to the cambium, the monkeys then visit regularly to eat the gum and sap that flows from the wounds. Host trees are easy to spot as they can have hundreds of bite marks that look like someone came along with an ice cream scoop. Despite the difficulty in digestion and the lack of essential amino acids, quite a few arboreal mammals feed on gum and sap as part of their diet-they often possess fermenting bacteria to assist breaking down such difficult food. #primate#marmoset#inthewild#yummy#notapet#sap#monkeysofinstagram