Gray Woolly Monkey


The Gray Woolly Monkey (Lagothrix cana) is found in Bolivia, Brazil, and Peru.  Its hands, feet, face, and the inside of the arms are dark in color.
Gray Woolly Monkeys’ foraging behavior might seem leisurely compared to other monkeys of the Amazon who move through the forest more swiftly, leaping from tree to tree. Gray Woolly Monkeys prefer to take their time as they deftly advance through the rainforest’s upper canopy. Rarely do they leap between trees; however, they make good use of their prehensile tail which allows them to bridge gaps between trees and lets them hang from a tree branch while they select a piece of fruit. Mid-day rests are taken; at night they sleep high in the dense treetops.



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