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Ankarana Sportive Lemur in Madagascar

Ankarana Sportive Lemur (Lepilemur ankaranensis) in Ankarana, Madagascar. I just returned from 3+ weeks in Madagascar where I was looking into the illegal rosewood trade and other stories. I'll be…

Blue Monkey on Mt Kenya

The blue monkey -- also known as Sykes' Monkey (Cercopithecus albogularis) -- on Mt Kenya. The Kenyan government recently announced plans to build an electric fence around Mt. Kenya to…

Peeking macaque

Fruit stuffed in its mouth, this long-tailed macaque peeks at the photographer from a rooftop in Kalimantan, Indonesian Borneo. Photo by: Rhett A. Butler. To see other photos of the…

An acrobatic chacma baboon

We watched this wily gray-footed chacma baboon (Papio ursinus griseipes) for a good fifteen minutes as it posed for us in the Okavango Delta. Photo by: Tiffany Roufs, 2009. Photo…

Infant crested black macaque

An infant crested black macaque (Macaca nigra). Photo by: Rhett A. Butler, 2010. Endemic to the Indonesian island of Sulawesi, the crested black macaque is listed as Critically Endangered by…

Baby baboon

An infant Chacma Baboon (Papio ursinus) in Chobe National Park in the south African nation of Botswana. The baby baboon and his family played on the edge of the Chobe…

Photo: The World’s Smallest Monkey

The pygmy marmoset is the world's smallest monkey. Photo taken by Rhett A. Butler, March 2010 in Amacayacu National Park, Colombia, near the border with Peru. The Pygmy Marmoset (Cebuella…

Woolly monkey in Colombia

This woolly monkey is just one of some 30 species of Colombian primates. Photo by: Brodie Ferguson, 2006. A new study in the open access journal Tropical Conservation Science looks…