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Gallery: Monkey Mug Shots

Bald Uakari

The bald uakari monkey.

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The bald uakari monkey lives in the western Amazon of Brazil and Peru.

Common Squirrel Monkey

Common squirrel monkey

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The common squirrel monkey lives among treetops in the Amazon Basin.

Titi Monkey

A titi monkey

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A titi monkey, part of a family of species that ranges across South America.

Geoffroy's Spider Monkey

Geoffroy's Spider Monkey

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At up to 20 pounds (9 kilograms), the Geoffroy's Spider Monkey is one of the largest monkeys in South and Central America. It uses its prehensile tail like a fifth limb while swinging from tree to tree.

Red Howler Monkey

Red Howler Monkey

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A red howler monkey in Bolivia.

Black Howler Monkeys

Black Howler Monkeys

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Two black howler monkeys sing together at a zoo.

White-Faced Capuchin

White-Faced Capuchin

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A white-faced capuchin monkey from Costa Rica.

Tufted Capuchins

Two tufted Capuchins

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A tufted capuchin, resident of the Amazon Basin, eats as another capuchin grooms him.

Baby Black-Capped Squirrel Monkey

Baby black capped squirrel monkey.

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A baby black-capped squirrel monkey hitches a ride on mama's back.

Golden Lion Tamarins

Golden Lion Tamarin

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The distinctive golden lion tamarin is found only in Brazil. These distinctive monkeys are endangered.

Baby Tamarin

Baby golden lion tamarin.

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A close-up of a baby golden lion tamarin reveals the mane that gives this species its name.

Stephanie Pappas
Stephanie Pappas

Stephanie Pappas is a contributing writer for Live Science, covering topics ranging from geoscience to archaeology to the human brain and behavior. She was previously a senior writer for Live Science but is now a freelancer based in Denver, Colorado, and regularly contributes to Scientific American and The Monitor, the monthly magazine of the American Psychological Association. Stephanie received a bachelor's degree in psychology from the University of South Carolina and a graduate certificate in science communication from the University of California, Santa Cruz.